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14 August 2021

 Song mood: Something to Talk About by Badly Drawn Boy.

So it was Free Comic Book Day. I had no idea what I was doing today. Which is okay. Due to the circumstances, it wasn’t the same as the pre-pandemic FCBD. Not that many people dressed up and many comic book fans did a quick in and out thing. I did. I thought I saw someone there. But it has been years. And we were both wearing masks. And because I’m a bit self-conscious I couldn’t go up to her and talk with her even though I really wanted to. Because what if I went up to this woman and she wasn’t who I thought she was and turned out to be Wendy from Kansas City who was hanging out with her cousins. This is why I do better in group settings. Because in groups, everyone knows it each other to some degree. Anyway.

I need to figure out how I’m going to facilitate the next part of my life. The life where I have a significant other who argues with me on whose turn it is to cook, or something like that. Who will watch cheesy horror movies and mysteries with me.

I finished reading The Album of Doctor Moreau by Daryl Gregory. I really liked it. Through out the story, the characters were discussing whether they were in a sci-fi story or a mystery. The apologies section, or acknowledgements was interesting as it shined a light on how the author wrote certain sections. Overall, I liked it and recommend it.

On ebook, I’m reading: Become an Idea Machine by Claudia Azula Altucher. It’s a book about generating ideas in general. There are prompts on what to brainstorm about. Mainly, the idea of the book is one should come up with 10 ideas a day. The prompts are for the 90 day challenge. The first one is 10 ways to feel gratitude for the things you don’t like. 

I think this book would help me brainstorm in general. Which then, will make it easier to brainstorm. The idea is to get me in a flow of creativity. I think if I just sat down and jotted everything I thought was an idea for a novel and built on that, I would have short outlines for hundreds of stories. I would have an infinite amount of story ideas where if I just had the drive, I could just write story after story. It’s a thought.

Next Saturday, I will join my writer’s group. It will be the first time in years. It will be a good thing. 

Tonight, I will watch cheesy mysteries. Read a bit, I think I will go back to reading The Hand by Georges Simenon.

Tomorrow, I will work on the mystery that I started last month. I will read what I brainstormed before and go from there. Then I will do a general brainstorm and see what I can do to generate more ideas.

This week, I will work on Tai Chi and on implementing a new diet so I don’t have as many headaches.


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