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2 August 2021

 Song mood: Mess Her Up by Amy Shark.

Saturday turned out to be a spendy day. I was driving around and I though I could hear my gas cap bouncing around. So I stopped at a station and checked it to find it was not the gas cap banging on the side but that a tire was flat. I put some air in the tire and drove around for it go flat right away. The Nissan Cube is a bit different from other cars I have had in the past. In short, I had to google how to get the spare tire off. 

Then I went to Costco and got new tires. Well, I’ve been wanting to get a membership with Costco anyways. I knew that the tires were bad and the tread was thin on the tire that popped. So instead of just replacing the one tire, I replaced all four. Now I won’t have to worry about tires for a while. But it made for a spendy day.

I finished Alice by Christina Henry. It had an ending very similar to the original Alice in Wonderland books. I think the ending worked because the whole book played off of the original series.

I finished Maigret’s Dead Man. The Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) adaptation is far different from the novel. I think because this novel is a bit longer than the others. I liked how the adaptation handled the story better. Mainly because certain things happened right away in the film instead of springing up from no where. And so watching the movie, you could connect things better.

I’m not sure what to read next, as I’m not sure if I will finish the book before my birthday.

I bought The Hand by Georges Simenon. It’s not a Maigret novel. It’s a psychological thriller. I bought it because my favorite short story is The Hand by Guy de Maupassant. And since their both French.

Tomorrow, I will do some brainstorming. I’ll write out a list of things I can do to get my mystery moving. Once I finish a 40,000 word project, then writing will get much easier. Because I’ll have a better idea of how to move my stories forward. And trust me, I have a lot of them just waiting to be told.


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