Skip to main content

24 November 2021

 Song mood: Never Going to Give You Up by Rick Astley.

I’m listening to The Aeneid by Virgil translated by Robert Fagles. It’s a tough read, even though I’m listening to it. I thought, as I was walking the lake, I should be listening to a ghost story. The weather is perfect for a ghost story. Dark, bleak and windy. Wars of long past is more of a May read.


Last night, I felt like I couldn’t do anything. So I lay curled up in bed with a tear or two in my eyes. I think I am stressing myself out on writing. I have possibly a thousand stories that I thought of, but never put on paper. I don’t know what story to write. I need to pick something and stay with it.

It would be easier, if I knew I had a muse. I may have a muse. Because if I knew I had a muse, I could ask my muse what kind of story she wants me to write. What kind of story does she want to hear? A mystery, or a fantasy.


I could write Marcus and Clive story. They are both wizards. Marcus is the head of the magical community, being a wizard for two thousand years, give or take when I figure out when the Romans first occupied the British Isles. Clive is around a thousand years old, or became a wizard around 1066, the Norman Invasion.

So, in their ongoing duel, Clive binds Marcus to a woman with depression. Since Marcus feels what she feels, he forgets that he has magical powers and goes through a state of depression. Because they are bond together, Marcus and the woman meet each other. Clive, after seeing Marcus in a weakened state, brings Marcus in a stadium with the magical community for one last duel.

The story, or what Marcus must learn is that in order to survive, he has to give his heart to the woman.


I could write a mystery. One where Inspector Trevor and his future wife, Phoebe meet.


So, as I write this, I know that I won’t be making any decisions tonight. I will continue to watch Foundation on AppleTV.


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I will celebrate with my family (cousins). But it isn’t a holiday I would celebrate if I was living by myself. I believe there should a time around the end of the year to be thankful for what you have. To be thankful, is a good thing. And for that, I will be in the spirit of the holidays.


My life is in the middle of a change, I just need to figure out how to facilitate this change.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

18 November 2020

Song mood: Mysterious Ways by U2. Currently I’m listening to The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan.  I’ve listened to a couple of novellas that she wrote where her detective Cormac Reilly briefly shows up in and liked them.  This is the first book with her star detective.  Between McTiernan and Trevor on who writes better suspense, I would say hands down McTiernan.   A person who writes mysteries as a genre follow a set of conventions so that the reader isn’t in a state of confusion.  One great example is putting dates before each section or series of sections.  Literary writers don’t follow conventions and the confusion at times come from the writing.  Where I say, let the characters mislead the reader not the writing itself. I am enjoying The Ruin .  It’s nice to get back to a solid mystery. I continue to walk at the lake.  Although, it’s a modified path where I get around 2.5 miles instead 4 miles.  I still need to figure out what to do for exercise in the winter.  I want to get a rowing m

Anticipated Books of 2021

For me, the two most anticipated books are both by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  The first one is Certain Dark Things to be released 7 September and the second is Velvet is the Night to be released 17 August.  Both are after my birthday so they can’t be my birthday book.  Which is too bad.  Garcia proved she could very write well with Mexican Gothic .  I’m inclined to believe she is the best writer out there. Currently I’m listening to Untamed Shores , Garcia’s thriller that was released last year.  It is similar to Mexican Gothic except without the elements of horror. Speaking of the birthday book, I finally chose the one.  And this time there will be no hiccups.  This year’s birthday book will be: The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory.  The book is set to be released on 18 May.  Three months before my birthday and if the book is to be pushed out, I think it would about a month or so.  It’s a murder mystery that involves a boy band formed by the animal people from The Island of Doctor