The Two Hundred and Eighty-Second Post: The One Where I Try to Get My Ducks in a Row Before the Plutonian Kills Them…

Wow – are Tuesdays horrible for me or what? I got out 800 words today, but I need to finish up the other 800 when I get home tonight. I don’t know what it is, but today I really didn’t want to climb out of bed, but every time I tried to go back to sleep – either the wind would sound through the streets or the dog would bark. I eventually just got up and tried to go about my day, but with only a cup of coffee and more distractions, I finally got the 800 and called it a day for me. I can hit the other 800 easily tonight since I won’t have as many distractions. And I need to get the other words down, everything else today was just bad.

It’s funny in that writing the interview for Cat, Rabbit and Clover, I’m trying to remember the questions I was asked before I get hired on with a company, but since I never actually have done many interviews, it’s a little of a squirm for me to remember what is asked. I usually got most of my jobs through various temp agencies and head hunting groups (which is how I got the idea for this story), so I tended to glide past that part and get right into the work for however long that lasted (or until I got hired on). Now, I get to come up with the gotcha questions and try to come up with some good answers. Thankfully, the Internet is here to save me… or so I hope. It could take the easy route and skip the interview, but where is the fun in that? Let’s watch the main character squirm. Let’s put the faith of the readers to the test. I was never a fan of contractual immortality, nor should I be a fan of contractual employment. I know he has to get hired (otherwise there’s going to be no real story), but I am going to try to make it as tense as possible. I really want there to be some doubt about this hiring…. You know – just like a real interview (not that would really know about those things).

I know I have some people reading this who are comic book aficionados, so I want to point y’all to a series that I am currently into: Irredeemable. Wow. The story behind this is amazing to be because it is something that I can see happening. The main character of the story is called the Plutonian (a Superman expy) and he has completely and utterly snapped. The story is more about the other heroes who are trying to stop him, but how do you do that when the man you’re trying to stop and/or kill is…hell, Superman? Trust me, when I heard about it, I mentally rolled my eyes and I completely take it all back. This is a fantastic story from Mark Waid. It’s really worthy of your time and efforts to get a hand on.

Well, I am going to get back to the novel and try to get the other 800 down. I don’t want to lose the momentum I’ve built up today. With any luck, I can keep going until the weekend and finish strong Saturday afternoon and kick back and enjoy some MLB.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good day today, tomorrow or whenever you read this.



Seething Apathy

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