Sorry, gang, I have nothing to say today. Not that I know of, anyway. So, for some general life updates.
I haven’t had the success with my new resume I hoped for. Big surprise there. I’m still hopeful and optimistic and all that crap, but not only is this discouraging it’s getting frightening. Time is of the essence and I can’t seem to generate a nibble. Keep a good thought or if you’re the praying kind, please remember us in prayer. It’s all we’ve got right now.
I’ve been outlining a continuation of the novella (novelette? short story?) The Strange Case of Benny Rogers. I have no idea why. It was a really fun project to write, and I’ve provided a rough outline for about five more parts to it. If I can keep all the parts the same general word count (the first story was 16,500, roughly), then I have about five, maybe six more parts. That translates to about 82K before editing. Figure I can get that down to inside 80K pretty easily, not much work there. Cut out the draggy parts, maybe clean up the language (though I’m wont to do that; I like the grittiness and street-level feel of the story and character), and I’ll have no problem getting the thing down to slim manuscript size. Problem is, I don’t want to dive into yet another project; I’d rather just … finish what I’ve started. But I’m not doing that so … eh, dilemma. Such is life, right?
Let’s see … I’m not making anywhere near satisfactory progress on my reading expedition. I have a ton of books and haven’t even finished the first one. It’s a collection of stories by someone being passed off as H. P. Lovecraft, but it’s not him. It’s a man named August Derleth, a literary student and friend of Lovecraft, who wrote the stories from scraps and notes left by H. P. when he kicked the bucket. The book itself is great; it’s like Lovecraft with better storytelling technique. The style is so similar I didn’t pick up it wasn’t Lovecraft until I realized he was doing some show-not-tell, a sure sign you’re not reading Lovecraft, and the dialog was decent – a dead giveaway you’re not reading Lovecraft. So overall, I like the book. It’s the shortest book I got from the library and it’s taken more than a week for me to get near the end. I dunno. I used to read so much faster. *Sigh*
My beloved told you we replaced our cable/DVR unit, right? She did. Having the remote actually do something – and being able to actually watch a show on it – is just heaven. Ahh … sigh of relief!
Nothing else to say, really.
Maybe no post tomorrow, and I’ll fire up the Cast o’ Characters next week.
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