It’s that time of year. Friggin’ winter won’t leave, and I just want to get a whole bunch of writing done before Spring. A couple days ago I was like, “Sweet! It’s Sunday, and I got no plans. I’m bout to write all day long!” Instead, I spent the day moving snow. Shoveling off the garage was the hardest part, and I had to lay down a couple times during the process. What I’m getting at here is that morale is low. Everyone’s cooped up. Morale is declining. Friendly advice: if you take a vacation to Mexico this time of year, don’t complain about it when you get back. You say, “It was nice, but I’m just glad to be home.”
And the writing has to get did before youth baseball starts, because I’m going to be busier than a two headed snake in a maternity ward for mice. Lots and lots of writing. And other stuff. There are, most likely, not enough hours in the day for the things I’m trying to accomplish. Which reminds me… stay tuned for a brand new episode of Destroy the Files, the podcast I do with my pal Kate Jonez. If you haven’t listened to us yet, you totally should! Listen on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Also, I finished watching The Last of Us. I loved it. Some people had issues with episode 3 (“I don’t have a problem with gay people. I just don’t think it fit in the story.”), but I didn’t. I appreciated that, even in that horror-world, happiness is possible. They found love, and they left their awful world on their own terms. I didn’t play the game (yet), but I appreciated the impossible decisions laid out for the characters. I love the take on zombies and the regimes that emerged in response. Plenty of philosophical questions to ponder. Great show, but not for everyone. Like my 10-year-old. I don’t think he’d like anything about it (lame!).
Lastly, go to Amazon and buy my books. Leave reviews. Heck, even read ’em if you want! Sales and reviews are the things that keep an author writing when it’s late at night and the author wonders if any of his efforts are worthwhile. Heck, Chuggie #1 is FREE for your Kindle!