Much Ado About Absolutely Nothing

I’ve been working like a beast to get the sequel to Daylight Hours edited and published. (I know that this is becoming stale news since it’s taking so long). However, I am putting up the final touches on the final draft and rolling it out full steam ahead. I’ve gotten back into a good groove since I’ve found some sort of inner peace with the way my life is at the moment. Things may not be perfect, but I’m making the most of it all and focusing on being creative and feeling good.

And when I haven’t been sitting in front of a computer doing irreparable damage to my eyes, I’ve been watching HBOGO religiously at least one hour a day like a good Christian. What have I been watching, you may ask? A show that I only watched in passing every now and again in my younger teen years: The Sopranos.

I will say one thing: The Soprano’s makes me appreciate Boardwalk Empire’s cinematography and story-telling more.

I love Boardwalk Empire and Terence Winter played his part with The Sopranos enough for me to trust that the hype was true and that the show was worth watching. I’ve been hooked. I plowed through the second season and now I’m starting the 3rd. I’ve got, what…only three more to go? That’s not too bad, I guess. The problem is making sure that I stick with editing and writing and not get sucked into Tony Soprano’s “family” drama and veg-out in front of the TV.

For any and all other television/movie buffs out there reading this, I started FX’s new show, The Americans last Friday. I’m two episodes behind, but I’m telling everyone out there that you need to start watching this show if you haven’t started already. I loved the pilot episode and I hope that the series lives up to its potential.

Jesus. They’re making way too many good shows out there these days. It’s impossible finding the time to watch everything. Between Shameless, Girls, The Walking Dead, and now The Americans and The Sopranos, it’s a wonder I get anything done at all.

Oh wait. I don’t…clearly. You can tell by how long it’s taking me to get the second book out there.

I have failed you, Self. But I will make it right. Soon, I promise. You shall see.

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Thanksgiving Break Is Over

That damned holiday where you’re thankful for three day’s worth of leftovers is finally over. The turkey’s gone. The relatives have all gone back to their own homes. It’s finally time to get back to work. *cracks knuckles*

Thanksgiving wasn’t too bad. I somehow managed to get more days off during this chaotic holiday than in previous years, which I’m thankful for. I got to spend time with the niece and the family. I survived, which is better than I was expecting. I don’t really enjoy eating so much food and pie when I’m attempting to be healthy. I mean, I had no choice but to eat that Berry Blast pie, and the Apple Pie…and the Pumpkin Pie…

Black Friday was atrocious this year. I still can’t believe that Walmart’s doorbuster sales started at 8pm. What the hell happened to Thanksgiving dinner? I don’t know about other states, but I guess in light of recent events, Florida will have to start doing everything early so we can get done on time. There wasn’t even anything worth going out for this year, but tradition of going out with the Mrs. and meeting up with my friend brought me out until 2am.

As I said, Thanksgiving is over, the weekend is gone, and it’s back to work. I have a few people test-reading the sequel to Daylight Hours now. I’m hoping to hear back from them soon. It’s nerve-wracking and exciting all at once to let people read your work. Especially if it’s a sequel and they enjoyed the first novel. I stepped away from The Kris Grant Series for a bit and started drawing up notes on a new story idea. It was a beautiful morning here in South Florida and it was refreshing to wake up and write in a notebook with pen and paper with the sun on me and no cloud in sight.

Monday is almost here. That means another free chapter of Daylight Hours. We’re up to Chapter 17 so far. I’m hoping that any new readers keeping up with the chapters is enjoying the novel so far. It gets better. I promise. Although, I wrote it, so you can’t really trust me. I guess you’ll just have to keep reading and make your own conclusions in the end by writing a review of the novel online. But what do I know?

I hope everyone out there had a good holiday. I’m glad I got to see my family–despite any attempts to end their lives–and I can’t wait to see them again.