November 2, 2009
As in, as usual, my brain is full this morning. But at least, thanks to the end of daylight savings, I can now wake up at a reasonable hour. I’m light activated, you see.
Once again, I am not participating in NaNoWriMo. Good luck to those of you who are. However, I am writing a short story for the hell of it. This came after a conversation at Mile Hi Con in which I discussed the fact that every single thing I’ve written this year has been on-assignment and on-deadline. This is a first, and it’s also very strange, and not very conducive to letting the imagination run wild or just playing around/experimenting. So I decided I would write something for the hell of it before the end of the year.
I contributed to a discussion of authors’ scary stories from when they were kids. I used my Star Trek example.
My iTunes has experienced a massive influx of new music over the last couple of weeks, which has been really awesome and cool and is part of what has gotten my brain wheels spinning on a new story, which is also awesome and cool. Dressy Bessy, Abney Park, Black Sea Hotel, Rasputina, and a couple of my old compilation albums that I finally got converted from cassette — so, favorite songs that I haven’t heard in years.
My brother Rob is a professional set designer/builder. He’s the technical director at Linfield College in Oregon. His current saga is building a giant turntable that will maneuver an entire structure for Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. I just wanted to show it off because I think it’s really really cool.