To boldly go where no blogateer has gone before.
Coming together on the first Wednesday of every month for a virtual pat on the back.
Vacations and How to Recover From Them.
I wrote not one word on any wip for three weeks. Talk about Writer, Interrupted.
The assailant that muted me? Call it Family Vacation.
No composing during:
- The Planning (where, when, the attractions, itinerary, Google maps)
- The Get-Ready (clean house, mow yard, gas vehicle, pack, bake cookies)
- The Travel
- The Actual Vacation
- Recovery (mountains of laundry, mow the yard...again)
With all that, how does an author find the chance/time to write?
So now, back to the schedule. And where did I leave my ambition? *patting pockets*
On the farm. Holy Talking Cats. When will it stop raining? There are parts of the yard that haven’t dried out since April. The fields and hay ground are the same. Corn and soybeans love hot, humid weather with a judicious amount of rain at appropriate times. It should be dark, dark green. Instead, with the rain coming every two to three days, the crops are a sick yellow.
Movies and TV. With the most excellent luck I’ve had finding great new TV to watch (Mr. Robot, Dominion, Humans), I had high hopes for Dark Matter and Killjoys.
Those shows are turning out to be what I call the domino format. Set a line of dominoes up then knock the first one over. It is the hook and both shows pulled me in...at first.
But the next set of dominoes were like a an executive's formula: “In order to have a successful show, we must have a belligerent outcast who is lovable or broken, a wishy-washy individual, a strong female with a soft side.”
Plink, plink, plink.
At that point, I yawned and quit watching. The only thing worse is the obligatory teenage angst rebelling against authority or the precocious youngster who stuns everyone with their insight.
Some TV shows start out with the formula but branch out. The Walking Dead royally ticked me off with its stereotypical portrayal of a redneck. But it moved. It shifted and jumped off the Been-There, Done-That train.
Book World. I read Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Review is coming with a helping of Controversy.