The Two Hundred and Fifty-First Post: The One Where I Had a Good Weekend…and Start Counting Down…

I have another vacation coming to me next week, where I’m out for six days, then I have another four day weekend and that’s it. No more days off until (hopefully) February when I am going to try to get the Winter Olympics off. With this vacation, I am going to get the final changes to the novel done and aim for the New Year’s Day release. I also need to get the blurb written for the back cover and see if it’s too late to send it to the artist. As far as the NaNoWrimo novel… sigh… it’s going off the rails a little, but I want to get through the 50K limit and then I might set it aside and try to get Tyro’s novel finished and get away from fantasy for a while and get to some horror. It’s not that I’m burning out from writing romance/fantasy, but when a book starts to shudder through the turns, I know that it’s not ready for the first draft.

So, the horror story that I am working on is going to be I/O Error. I still like the concept and I am going to re-do the outline to get it to fit in the structure. The idea of robots and ghosts is (as far as I can see) a fairly original idea. I am not going to say anything else right now since I am going to work over the outline and I don’t want to put anything down yet until it is done and in ink. Speaking of ink – I should get some ideas together for the celebratory tattoo for both books: the first novel (The Quietest Heart) and my first book. The tattoo for the first book is ready; I just need to get it on my forearm. The second one? Not so much, but I am willing to field some ideas. No faces, please – the idea of having a face on my body is a little disconcerting for me. I am working on getting Tyro’s first novel finished by the middle of the new year and I am going to get I/O Error started in December and aim to have it ready for editing by end of March.

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means I need to get the stuff together for the pizza. Yes – I said pizza. I am going to make a stuffed crust pizza topped with turkey, pepperoni and ground chicken. For dessert, there will be cheesecake and more football than you can shake a stick at; followed by napping. Lots of napping and dishes for me, but it’s part of my week off, so I can’t complain. After that, I need to get stuff together for Christmas – such as the marathon list. Anyone have any ideas of horror films for Christmas? I’m not really focused on ‘holiday-themed horror films’ but I want to have enough films to stretch the whole day. I like J-horror as long as it’s subtitled. If you have any really good ideas, feel free to put them in the comments.

Well, I’ve got to get my word count in for today and a shower. Thanks for reading and I hope y’all have a good day.

 

Sincerely,

Seething Apathy

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