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28 March 2022

Song mood: Everlong by the Foo Fighters.  So I am making progress in the Eileen Dover’s Seattle Adventure novel. I hit 16,000 words tonight, roughly 65 pages. I have been writing 1000 words a day. I set up the Word doc for the manuscript. So far, the book has the title page, copyright page and the dedication page. Once I finish the rough draft, I can run it through my Prowritingaid app. The sections where I dictated, I will have to go through and clean up before putting them through the app. I’m making progress and I’m happy about that. And because I have been writing more on the project, I do fewer posts. And then I realize, it’s been a while since I did a post. Eventually this website will be more a travel writing website in the future. I’m still listening to The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I’m liking the book. As I may have mentioned, it reminds me of the Altered Carbon series with a touch of romance.  I think it’s a romance and not a love story. In the genres, th

21 March 2022

Song mood: Manic Monday by the Bangles for no other reason that it’s Monday. The weather is a bit dour, which is a bit uplifting to me. Well, I would rather have cool temps and rain. It’s been a while since I did one of these. I’ve been writing a bit. Still working on my mystery reader show project, which I have named Eileen Dover’s Seattle Adventure . I have been writing about a thousand words a night on the weeknights. I’m currently up to 10,000 words on the project. I’ve written the scene were I introduced Detective Lund. Though she doesn’t play that big of a role in the book. It’s Eileen’s story, mostly. I’m having more fun with the project now. Things I’m going to add to the story: a fight at a party and a chase scene in London. I’m still listening to The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I have another seventeen hours left. I have a lot of books on que. But next up will be Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country . It will be part of a study on travel writing. Currently I’

11 March 2022

Song mood: Let There Be Drums by Sandy Nelson. It’s actually an excellent song in its own right. It’s not the song I’m thinking of, but it’s close. And sometime, I’ll probably do a dance video to it. Something I would have never guessed that I would say. Which shows how a certain app is changing me. Bruce Willis has some amazing videos on the app. I love watching his videos. Which, in turn changes the way I think about my videos. I am a slow progression. It’s been real cold lately. So I have been walking around the mall with a mask on. I haven’t been listening to a book. It will take me a long time to finish House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas. Which is okay. I actually like that book. It’s fun. I watched The King’s Man tonight. Which was good, but compared to the first Kingsman movie, not as clever. It had a different feel to it, mainly because of the time period. This one takes place during World War One. It was a bit more serious. I discovered the Adobe Creative Cloud Expre

5 March 2022

Song mood: I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack. Because sometimes in life, you have to take a chance. Take a chance on true love. And with that introduction, I announce that I will be going to Australia. I will tell my mum tomorrow. I will tell my cousins tomorrow. And if anyone asks why, it’s because I want to dance. Because this is a major trip, maybe the biggest trip of my life, I am a bundle of nerves. And will probably be a bundle of nerves until I board the final plane leaving there. So far, I’ve told my favorite uncle. He told me of the time he was in Sydney. He went there during the our summer and said it will be cool but not cold. Big relief there. In the meantime, I will do everything I can to save money. I booked the flights on my credit card and will try to pay off the credit card as soon as possible. While building up my savings. Costco is really helping me on this. What I have come to realize is that I have a most unique life. And my significant other is a most unique per

2 March 2022

Song mood: I Drove All Night by Roy Orbison. Of course I thought that it was originally by Cyndi Lauper. Which sparked a conversation with my uncle. I told him about the movie Vibes where Cyndi Lauper plays a psychic name Sylvia Pickel. Who says through out the movie it’s Pic-kal. The memorial for my uncle was good. I was the only person there who wore a tie. Being in my hometown was okay. It’s changed quite a bit. That is to say I don’t spend much time in the town when I do visit. I went to one bar and I didn’t even know there was a fourth bar in town. There had always been three. In the new hotel just north of town is a small bar. And so I only drank two drinks. The last one was a beer, which gave me a monster headache. I finished The Lying Game by Ruth Ware on the way home. It was a good mystery and had an Agatha Christie type ending to it. Though, I would say that Ruth Ware is a better writer than Agatha Christie. I started listening to The House that Death Built by Mel Stone.