Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catching up on movies...

Well, summer has arrived and the Missus and I have started to catch up on some movies that we missed.  Finally, we have seen the Avengers (after being ridiculed by tons of friends, and you know who you are).  Excellent movie.  Hulk smashing Loki back and forth like a rag doll was epic.  Best part of the movie.

From there, we saw the new Bond movie, Skyfall.  Another great movie with an opening chase sequence to rival any other Bond chase scene.  Great fun, great film.  I really enjoy Daniel Craig as Bond--very suave.

Next, we tackled (lame football reference), Silver Linings Playbook.  Another fine movie, and in case you just climbed out from under a rock, check out Jennifer Lawrence.  Phenomenal actress, and not too shabby on the eyes.  Also, check out Winter's Bone; Jennifer Lawrence is excellent as a tough girl under tough circumstances in the Ozark Mountains.

Monday, I watched Brave (by myself), the Pixar movie about a Scottish tomboy named Merida.  The movie won Best Animated Film of the Year.  I rarely do animated films (the Missus, never), but this was fantastic.  Funny, heart-warming, and profoundly original, I am not ashamed to admit, that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Well, it was inevitable.  Because Moby Dick is my all time favorite book, not to mention the greatest American novel of all time, I will post a blog soon about lessons from Moby Dick, that still apply today.

If you haven't read Moby Dick, go buy a copy today.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Perils of Writing...

Where to begin?  Imagine that, a blog about writing, by a writer who can't find a place to start a story.  Let's cut the shit.  I have too many ideas in my head and not enough time to write.  And I'm not bitching.  Just stating facts.

I am currently editing 9 stories, editing a novel-length piece of 478 pages, and trying to work on five new stories, 2 of which will probably end up at 200 pages or so.  I am having a hell of a time organizing myself.

Hope to have a book of short stories for e-book sale on Amazon and B&N (and the other outlets) by the end of the month.  Waiting for some artwork and for a few beta readers to get through the stories.

I have a tentative title in mind for the stories, but not written in stone just yet.

I made a list this morning, a very detailed list, of how I am going to approach this conundrum.  Everything has to be worked on based on how important they are--in other words, the novella that is bouncing around in my head shall take no precedence before the nine stories that should be for sale by June 30th.

Organize, yourself, man.  Keep writing you bum...

By the way, if you happen to stop by and check out my musings, feel free to leave a comment.  Good or bad, they will be appreciated.