Blog Post for March 9th, 2015

I’m easily distracted of late. I have lots of huge projects piling up, but I keep having these fun little story ideas that need to be written, so I’ve been writing them. It’s all good, though, and it seems better to follow my muse than trying to force my way through the tough nuts on the days they can’t hold my attention.

In non-writing news I managed to survive a 50km ultra marathon February 16th. It was all on pavement so I ended up taking a pounding, but still fun. I have three months till the next one so I need to keep the training going.

Book of the Week: The Age of Earthquakes
I received an advance copy this book in a Goodreads giveaway promotion. I’ve always been a huge fan of Douglas Coupland and he, along with Hands Ulrich Obrist and Shumon Basar have put together neat little package that’s just a little bit random, a little bit targeted, and all around fun. They mix facts, poignant little points of interest, fun art and a directed message to emphasize changing technology, our brains and the planet. Definitely worth checking out.

Recent Writing
– Completed and posted ‘Fighting Words,’ a short story in my ‘Mostly True’ series about a party that takes a dark twist.

In Progress Fiction Writing
– Completed the noir-supernatural crime story I was working on. Now it’s just a lot of tuning and editing.
– Outlined and have 80% of a story written about a lost and mysterious toy for an Anthology submission.
– Outlined and have the 40% of my clockwork story written for an Anthology submission.
– Still plugging away on the dark Christmas story. I didn’t know what to do with it to start with, but I found a great way to turn it into something fun. It’s getting there.
– I’d been thinking about something an old friend had once told me when he was drunk and pessimistic about the future. It sparked a fun story so I’ve written most of it.

In Progress Creative Non-Fiction Writing
– Completed the first draft of ‘Angelita’. This is a story about diving a unique cenote in the Mexican Riviera.
– Still putting down notes about an ice climbing tale in Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies.

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