Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow storm

I hate snow. I think that's the most succinct statement I've ever made in my life. I spent the day shoveling, using a snow blower, and clearing two roof's. I was cold, wet, and sore. And I broke my friends snow blower, ugh. I ran to Home Depot and got a replacement pin which fixed the issue but man did I feel bad.

How much more snow will I see this year? One more flake is two too many.

I hate snow.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

Wow.  I for one loved the final installment of Stieg Larsson's trilogy. I was enthralled from start to finish with every character, detail, place and action.  In fact the entire trilogy was by far the best set of books I've ever read.  Each book stood alone and yet each depended on the other.  The thorough research, complex story and subplots, and well developed characters all woven together place this series at the top of the class not just for it's genre but for fiction writing as a whole.

It is unfortunate that Mr Larsson passed away so young.  His writing reflected deep beliefs and a certain moral code that despite any differences people may have were all so well communicated they could hardly be seen as anything other than the best writing possible in our world today. He will be sorely missed.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Reading and Writing and Life

I find myself searching for both time and motivation to write and read after long days of work, commuting, and a never ending head cold/sinus infection. I'm sitting at about 10k words for my book if that means anything. Searching for a little inspiration to add meat to the bones of the outline. I'm bouncing between reading The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson and Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.
Balancing your immediate requirements, i.e. work to pay the bills and finding time to chase your hobbies and personal projects is the art of life. Something at 9 months shy of 40 I'm just figuring out. Or fooling myself into thinking I am anyway.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


After 10 straight days off, through the holidays and a snowstorm, I have to return to work tomorrow. I do not want to go back to work. I would rather read some more band sleep in.