I actually got a little work done today. I’ve started the (hopefully) final edits for the novel and I am going to get a lot more work done tomorrow. I am confident that I can get everything done by the first of the New Year. Whether or not I will be able to have a release party, I am not sure – but I am leaving that notion open. This is a vacation, after all – I should be relaxing a little. Having said that, I am going to have to go to the grocery store tomorrow…so much for relaxation time. I am not very good in crowds, especially store crowds, but I will pack my headphones and load up on some calming music. I am looking forward to editing this and hopefully putting in some padding where some is needed. After all, I have to get to 80K words. What’s the world record for use of the word ‘very’ in a single sentence? I’ll bet I can top it easily.
Currently, where I live, it’s getting cold (check local listings for current temperature and dancing penguin schedules in your area) and I am hauling out the winter clothes a lot sooner than I had expected. Thankfully, I have coffee to keep me warm, but I must admit that I am feeling the cold a lot sooner than I did a few years ago. I wonder if it’s because I am losing some insulation on my body or that I am just getting older and more sensitive to the temperature changes. I fear it’s the latter. Oh, well – can’t do anything about that.
Enough about the weather – let’s talk about TV for second. I am caught up with Dracula and I am somewhat disappointed with it. I think I am going to take it off the queue on Hulu Plus, but I do like what I am seeing with Almost Human and the performances that the main cast is bringing in. Arrow has still impressed me and I am going to watch a couple more episodes and see what it has in store. Sleepy Hollow has lost me a little (this Saturday, I think I will go to that least visited category: TV and Movies and try re-vamping both Dracula and Sleepy Hollow), but I am going to try to get caught up over the next few days. There are really a few shows that I will watch on a constant basis: The Colbert Report and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Everything else is catch as I can. I also need to get back to watching some documentaries – especially Monsters Inside Me. I have an idea on how I can turn one of the ideas in it into a particular plank in a horror novel idea I have called A Game of Chinese Whispers – more on that after I finish up the novel and get some more headway into I/O Error. So many things to do and all of them are going to make me happy. Eventually.
However, I should get some sleep, since I have to get going for the grocery store tomorrow. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment.