What’s Up Wednesday, is the weekly writerly blogfest where we share what we’re reading, writing, and other miscellania that you may or may not find interesting. Join us!
What I’m Reading
Last week I found all seven John Carter novels for a buck! Now, I’ve not seen the movie, though it’s sitting on a shelf in the living room, but after watching the Road and then reading the novel, I wanted to go the other way with this one. So far it’s been a neat read. The storytelling is very much telling, but that’s all right, because it reads like a madman’s memoir.
What I’m Writing
I’m into chapter three of the second draft of Ain’t No Redemption. I’m so glad I decided on a complete rewrite, as after recognizing the plot and tweaking a few characters I think I’m on track to tell a much more engaging story. I’ve actually posted the first chapter on my site here, so please check it out Here and leaves any comments, good, bad or ugly.
What Inspires Me at the Moment
Classic Rock, specifically Blue Oyster Cult. Been listening to some of my favourite’s by them including, but not limited to, Veteran of the Physic Wars and Black Blade (both songs have the distinction of having acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Moorcock pen the lyrics) as well as Before the Kiss, a Redcap, and Stairway to the Stars. If you like rock and good storytelling music, check ’em out.
What Else I’ve Been Up To.
Binge Watch of Farscape. Part way through Season 4. God, I’m just addicted to that show now!
Other than all that, things and things around the McCarthy home. Lots of writing, and being clumsily cute for the entertainment of my wife. She wasn’t feeling to well last night, until I stood up from the couch, tripped on the plate I left on the floor for the kittens to scavenge and – having loosened my belt – dropped my pants all in the same motion. At least I can make that woman laugh. LOL.
Godspeed, Fair Wizards!