Week of 4/23/18

I tweeted a story idea yesterday that was born from the last few minutes of an Elementary episode, but boiled down to its essence, the idea follows the same trajectory as Ventures and Investments.

People who read one author’s books over a short period may notice similarities–strong ones or not, but visible either way. Personally, and there be some self-preservation involved in this opinion, I don’t see any problem with writing the same story over and over. If I HAD to pick the one theme I was bound to for the rest of my writing days, it would be VAI.

Trite as it may seem, I write for myself. And I love the idea of someone stripping away the ego, power, and confidence of the person they supposedly love so that the object of their desire is wholly dependent on them. Of course, I’m also a big softy, so I like a redemption of sorts as well.

Ventures and Investments was a very early-stages, clumsy attempt at writing this like of mine. It was also fun as hell.  

This idea I tweeted, it would be rife with betrayal and fury. It would be delicious.


Game I played: Peg Solitaire

Wow, I suck at this game.

I don’t play based on strategy, instead I just click around and hope for the best. It’s soothing, at least.

Book I read: None :(

Show I watched: Elementary

Still on Elementary— it’s definitely settled into itself, but a new thing I’m annoyed about is the total lack of respect for civil liberties. Like we the audience are supposed to side with Sherlock and Watson for breaking into homes and flouting that in front of judges.

Story I thought about: They Shoot Guides, Don’t They?

Not just thought about! I got 1,500 words in over the past few days. Hopefully May shapes up to be the month I get Patreon going again.

I keep finding myself aiming for those cliffhanger moments, but then questioning myself. What does it serve the story to drag something out just so I can have that Moment? It doesn’t. I do mourn the excitement that would have come with ending a chapter on my original plan, but I think the pacing would have suffered for it.

Project I worked on: Mosquito netting

The bugs are coming. My first experiment: using a bed net to block off my patio, and hang it up on Command hooks.

Interesting links

Nicole Cliffe’s twitterShe tweets a lot, and it’s good content.