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9 April 2022

Song mood: You and Me by Lifehouse.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. My focus has been on this novel I’m writing. So far I’m at 23,000 words with no sign of slowing down. No sign of running out of ideas. Which is good as my target is for 60,000 words. Sometime I will do some brainstorming to generate ways to connect ideas. I’m thinking of the project in two parts. The first part is when Eileen, the protagonist of the story, is in Seattle. The second part is when she goes to London.

I finished listening to House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas today. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was a bit tearful towards the end. I have a large list of books to listen to. I think my next listen will be On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Flemming and read by David Tennent. And then after that will be Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country.

I decided that this month’s theme for my poems would be Art. Which is what I normally do for August. I’m not sure what August’s theme will be. October’s theme will be ‘The Musem of Halloween.’ Where I find art that is spooky and write poems to them.

Next week, I will head to North Dakota to hang out with my mum during Easter.

On my kindle, I’m reading An Exquisite Corpse by Helen A. Harrison. Which is about the 1940’s NYC art scene. An artist has been found dead in strange pose that only a surrealist painter could think up. The detective must find out who did it before the artist community falls apart. This is the book where I’m learning things. Like descriptions. I notice the way the author describes people. So when I go back and edit the book I’m writing now, I have a way to do it that is refreshing.

Tonight, I’ll probably watch Death on the Nile starring Kenneth Branagh. I’ve read the book by Agatha Christie, but it’s fun to watch how movies adapt her books.


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