Slow Progress

Words have come slowly this week, but they have come. The story is now at a point where it starts to get fun, but I’ll probably not get to it till the other side of the weekend.

I was thinking about extending the story out a little from its original draft but I think that’s why my first attempt at the rewrite wasn’t working. I was trying to fill in too much detail and that meant the momentum of the story was destroyed. The flow that was in the original version was something I loved about it and I hope that’s getting recreated in this newer draft. I am liking how it is going, it feels a little more realistic I think.

After finishing Bitch Planet I’ve moved onto Judge Dredd vs. Predator vs. Alien. I’m only a few pages in but it’s pretty good so far.

I’m also nearing the end of my Jessica Jones re-watch.It really is a beautiful and engaging program, I’m well chuffed they’ve got a second series.

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Start It Again

Just a quick little post this evening.

I got a decent start with this story but it quickly lost steam and momentum. So instead of getting a mood on and moping for a couple of days I just started it again. Well not fully, I’ve pretty much kept the first scene of the story but started fresh from there on. So far I’m happy with it and I think it’s going in the right direction.

I’m glad I wasn’t further along than I was because the thought of throwing away a lot more is always a little sickening, but it’s needed at times. Sometimes we need to look at what we’re doing and if it’s going wrong then we’ve got to put an end to it before we get in too deep.

Reading wise, I finished book one of Bitch Planet. Overall I really enjoyed it and will be buying book two in the near future. I haven’t read much more of The Man In The High Castle, and haven’t listened to any more of Song Of Susannah.

What I’m Reading

I haven’t spoken much about what I’ve been reading much in the last few months so I thought I’d write a quick post about what I am reading or listening to at the moment.

At any one time I’m reading a novel, a comic book, and listening to an audio book. The novel I’m reading at the moment is The Man In The High Castle by Phillip K. Dick. This book has been on my bookshelf for a couple of years now but I’ve only just now gotten round to reading it. One of those reasons is that It’s been adapted for a TV show that I really want to watch, but in these cases I always try to read the book that’s been adapted first. So far I’m liking what I’m reading. It’s the first Phillip K. Dick book I’ve read and I can see why people like his work so much. His story telling, in this book at least, is really quite discreet and it doesn’t feel like he’s telling a larger story. At the moment it’s more individual storylines but with a bigger storyline being teased in the background.

The comic I’m reading is Bitch Planet: Book One by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. This is a really interesting comic book. I’m liking how the world is set up and how the story is being built up. The artwork is pretty cool as well. I’m about halfway through this and I’m looking forward to seeing how this first one wraps up.

And finally, the audiobook I’m listening  to is Song Of Susannah: The Dark Tower Book Six by Stephen King and read by George Guidall. This is a series which is taking some fascinating turns and I’m trying to power through quickly so I can get to the end and see how it all wraps up.