Jan. 8th, 2012

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I never left the apartment today, yet I went on a strange journey through my own memories and words. I spend several hours working on my short story collection titled Twilight Temptations.

It is strange to read words you have written years later when you no longer remember writing them. The best quote comes from Fear and Loathing in Bat Country. "Tears are the natural currency of respect to bastards."

I manged to figure out the process for CreateSpace. It is an easy to use tool and I can see why so many people are jumping at the chance to use it. I wish I could say the same about the Kindle side of the process, but I'll get there.

The 500 words a day program is working like gangbusters as I'm always at least hitting that much, but usually making at least 800 to 1000 words. My brain is starting to want that addiction that comes with putting words on the screen and is ready when I sit down to write.

Spotify really helps me shut out the world. I managed to create playlists for each project to put me into the mood for that particular world. I wish I could post them as people might get a kick out of them.

This week, I need to concentrate on "Murder on the Feng Shui Express" as the deadline is coming up in a couple of weeks and I need to make sure I have time to revise this one and have it run through a beta reader.

I've learned something else a bit strange. I think I've matured past the need to watch every genre project out there. Time was that there would be one science fiction show and if you didn't watch that, you didn't have a genre show to watch.

Now there is an endless glut of half-ass low budget television shows on the market and I feel like I can be choosey. I tried really hard to love Grimm, but I just got bored.

On the other hand, I love BBC America's Sherlock and their new show the Fades. I'm also a big fan of Once upon a Time. Yes, it isn't Fables, but it has been fun this time. (Although, if it sticks to the Lost formula and doesn't advance the story by the end of the season, I may get tired of it.)

The new Doctor Who has long been a favorite for me. I've enjoyed all of the Doctors. Steven Moffat is my favorite writer, but maybe not my favorite show runner. The non-Moffat episodes weren't that awesome. I think he needs an editor of some sort. I am glad that they are taking a bit of a break for the next season as it will give them time to make the episodes pop.

I think sometimes writers go through that sort of thing. They hit a theme that they want to express and explore and come at it a thousand times from different angles. The trick is to break through and I have faith that Moffat can do that.

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