Bird Box (available on Netflix) is now on my short list of favorite horror movies. I have not read the book (with the same name), but it is on my to-be-read list as well. Director Susanne Bier and screenplay writer Eric Heisserer do a fine job of translating author Josh Malerman’s work to the screen. Between them and the wonderful cast and crew, they have created a movie with characters we care about, suspense and horror woven throughout the story, and a monster that is never seen yet its … [Read more...] about Bird Box: Terror, Faith and Things Yet Unseen
Ever make a plan with high hopes, only to see it crash and burn? That’s been my year. While I haven’t accomplished many goals, I have started several projects, and I’ve made progress in completing them. I’m grateful that I’m moving in the right direction, and picking up speed. Here’s some of the items I’ve been trying to check off my 2018 To Do list. Writing. The plan was to write three books, prepare them for publishing (decent covers, a couple rounds of editing) and then release them 3 to 4 … [Read more...] about It’s not much, but it’s progress.
NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - is November, and once again I will be attempting to write a 50,000 word first draft of a novel in a single month. Which is crazy, since I've tried this in previous years and completely failed to get the word count in. In fact, I'm still working on last year's novel, and yet I'll be starting a second novel come November 1st. The thing is, I've learned a lot about story and characters and such over the last year. And I need to push forward. I … [Read more...] about PrepTober for NaNoWriMo 2018
Recently finished reading "Ready Player One," and I enjoyed it. The main character is Wade, a high-school student in a dystopian future, who spends most of his days in the VR universe known as the Oasis (a gigantic MMORPG / virtual world), where most of humanity spends most of its time. He and many others are searching for clues (related to 80's video games, movies and such) to a secret in the Oasis, an 'Easter egg', which will grant the discoverer ownership of the Oasis' parent company, and … [Read more...] about Ready Player One – The Novel
Thanks to an excellent set of videos by Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn, I've repositioned and redesigned the site to make it more future-proof. Don't be surprised if the look and feel of the site continues to change - it is most definitely a work in progress. … [Read more...] about Launching the new website.