As for me, I have nothing so momentous to report.
On Friday, I saw a decent movie. I told you about that already though.
I planned on getting some edits for Ghost Hunters (my languishing novel, not the TV show) done this weekend. I set a goal of three chapters. I figured one Friday, one Saturday and one Sunday wasn’t an unreasonable expectation. Well, Friday came and went without progress, but I got one chapter completed on Saturday and started a second in the wee hours. So, that’s something.
I’ve also been thinking about writing again. (Hey, for me, that’s progress.) I read back through some of my stories, posted on my fiction blog, particularly the most recent ones. I don’t know. I guess I go through phases where I feel like I can really write, and write well, and other times when I’m disappointed with what I read and feel it doesn’t compare favorably to other stuff I’m reading at the time. This weekend, I guess I was in the “not as good” phase, because what I read didn’t seem to be of equal quality to what I want to put out and things I’ve read recently. Overall, I’ve reached a point of confidence in my ability to write, but every now and again, I still think I suck. So looking over those stories from the recent past, this one specifically, gave me a bit of a sour feeling in my stomach. I hate when that happens. I could edit it, clean it up and shore it up, I suppose, but then I get on the guilt carousel, and feel I should be editing instead. *Sigh* I hate it.
I saw Journey to the Center of the Earth with the kids. It features Brendan Fraser as a geologist who goes on a search for his missing brother and ends up in Jules Verne’s novel world. The movie is a fun romp, but not good for much else. And is it just me, or are the CGI effects not as good as they used to be in movies? I mean, Independence Day and Jurassic Park were outstanding. What happened? Stuff’s just not as convincing anymore. Not spending the money on it anymore? Not as concerned about it? What do you think?
Oh, and did anyone else watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday? Great race! A long-shot horse, with something like 50-1 odds, came streaking up from the middle of the pack to win by several lengths. The horse was named Mine That Bird. I love it when the long-shot underdog wins. Awesome. The horse favored to win finished something like second to last. I guess that’s why they run the race, y’know? And best of all, no drama. Nobody got hurt or dead. Nice.
Anyway, it’s a new job search week, and a new chance for an amazing employment opportunity to drop right into my lap effortlessly. Are you listening, Lord?
I don’t have much else to share. It’s just another uneventful weekend around here, so hopefully all of you have excitement and action to write about so I have something good to read.
God bless, everyone.
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