Yesterday was a bust, with the little one getting croup and being clingy and needy. I didn’t get anything done. I’d hoped maybe I’d get some reading done, but that was a fail, as well.
So, it was a forced break.
But today, after a doctor’s appointment yesterday, and getting some of my needed errands out of the way early (just in case), I think I can get a bit done today that’s been sitting on my “Finish Me” pile (and tabs)…
Don’t forget about my Coloring Contest from the popular webcomic, Girl Genius.
Stories and books are loved all the world over, and sometimes I get just a little thrill when I get to see one of my favorite stories talking about one of my favorite subjects…
So, since I decided to do some catching up today while the little one is sick and moaning about dying (don’t know where she got that one…), I’ll post the story arc (up to it’s current location) here…
^^This one wasn’t colored in, but if you’re enjoying the story so far, you can print it out and post your colored version in the comments below to win a prize!^^
And don’t forget about the Coloring Contest! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s renditions!
We’ll return to our regularly scheduled posts tomorrow!
So this month I am dedicated to getting back to editing my first novella – The Companion, the first in my new series, Electric Sheep. I planned on getting it done in December, but… yeah.
So this month, for sure.
I am also going to start working on the sequel. This one will be coming from a new direction, but I expect it to be a catalyst to the story.
I will be writing with other writers, to get the first draft written with VBIAM. It is a writing program I have used in the past and is really fun. Feel free to sign up to get daily updates from myself and other writers.
You can read my first message here, dedicating to these new projects (and spoilers as to what is to come!). I encourage you to follow that journey with me.
I am also working on making it a point to update my books more often. I have found in the past that if I update quotes and such for books, I am more likely to read them faster, less likely to put them aside for something new, and more able to keep up with reading multiple stories all at once.
I am bad about the multiple story thing. I have over a dozen books that I am currently in the middle of. I’m going to work on whittling that number down, but I get easily distracted by the new and shiny…
Today I will be updating as I go, so this post will grow as the day progresses… (this is an experiment, so it may not be a permanent feature).
Starting with this morning’s read:
Pg 42 –
“As far as I know, the Casino doesn’t stand on hallowed ground.”
The vampire looked down on me with an air of haughty disdain. Whatever faults Ghastek had, his control over the undead was superb. “That is a matter of opinion.”
Pg 57 –
I didn’t know if a power word would stop it, but I was out of options.
Pg 65 –
Even from this distance, his pose telegraphed violence, tightly coiled and reigned in, but ready to explode at the slightest provocation.
“How plump and tasty – she must have been fattened on nuts!” exclaimed the old bandit woman.
Well, got to busy myself with looking busy now…
So, tonight was de facto movie night, and I watched two films while cleaning out my email Inbox, and realized that I had missed out on doing the review for one of the books that one movie was based on –
I Am Number Four…
The other movie was Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues.
(The cover on IMDB is not nearly as pretty as the cover on the disc I got from the library. I might update this to match, but then, maybe not.)
Hank was a country music legend, and this documentary not only featured his music and original recordings, but so much that I didn’t know about the man – that I’m sure many don’t know. It was sad to hear how much he suffered, and how loved he was by those who knew him. We can all only wish to be as loved and remembered as Hank Williams was.
It was also very humbling to hear a recording of him using a phrase my Pop used to use all the time – a phrase that apparently Hank used just as often…
So, I am still behind in my reviews, but I am working on them. Really!! But last night was Movie Night, and I seen a deeply moving motion picture that I had borrowed from my local library (libraries are AWESOME!) that I felt I should share with you all.
The story of a small town, families torn apart by tragedy, and standing up for yourself. The character that I felt the most moved by as the credits rolled was Toya. She lost so much… But by no means was she the only moving figure…
The fish seller. The fisherman. The former rapper. The late night singers. The woman and Sweetpea. The cowherd.
This was an excellent film, and one of those rare things that made you glad that you watched instead of read, and for this, I chose to share it. If you want to watch a movie with a powerful message, I highly recommend this one!