Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"No Sympathy for the Devil...Newsmen Tortured?...Flight into Madness"

Reading the front page made me feel a lot better. Against that heinous background, my crimes were pale and meaningless. I was a relatively respectable citizen — a multiple felon, perhaps, but certainly not dangerous. And when the Great Scorer came to write against my name, that would surely make a difference.
Or would it? I turned to the sports page and saw a small item about Muhammad Ali; his case was before the Supreme Court, the final appeal. He'd been sentenced to five years in prison for refusing to kill "slopes."
"I ain't got nothin' against them Viet Congs," he said. Five years.
Suddenly I felt guilty again.


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - HST

Thursday, October 14, 2010

1 week deadline

I'm going to be giving myself a 1 week deadline to finish up the second draft for Apolo Drakuvich and a day for proper formatting. I was crunching some numbers today and I think if I really work on this a week is very doable. We shall see.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Last puff: S.African famed smoking chimp dies

Last puff: S.African famed smoking chimp dies

The smoking didn't do Charlie in. He was an old chimp. He lived 10 years passed the life expectancy of chimps. Now he is going to be stuffed.

"Ros Intelos" Notes

I wrote down some interesting notes for my sci-fi novel "Ros Intelos". If you read from earlier posts, this is my other novel that is on the back burner. The good thing is that I have pretty good outline for the story and I've started several chapters. I'll probably continue to work on a more detailed outline to help make the writing process a little bit easier.

I'm trying to plan this novel out a little bit better than the Apolo Drakuvich one. I do have a lot of notes and ideas for Apolo D., but there was no real hardcore outline. Which I think is both good and bad. I'm learning each and every day. So some mistakes will not be repeated.

Several months back I bought a book on dictators for research purposes but I haven't read it yet. I hope to get some good info for the novel.

I'm really excited about this novel. It should be good. More details to come later.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another day, another day

I wrote about a page yesterday. It wasn't even a full page. I have been busy this week at work so that has been preventing me from doing anything really productive. I'll do some more writing later on today. I keep thinking it is Wednesday today...It is only Tuesday.

Some dumb ass almost hit me this morning on my way to work. Nothing major, it just would have been a fender bender. The guy was trying to cross over three lanes. I honked my horn for a good minute so I think I woke the other drivers up. The guy still pulled ahead of me even though he was about an inch away. The guy didn't even have his turning signal on.

I jumped ahead of myself here. I actually got a call from one of the drivers from my work asking where his ticket was for his delivery. It wasn't a major deal. But he started the conversation off with "You didn't make my ticket." and I did. I had the ticket sent over to the Victoria branch store and sent an e-mail to the manager saying the ticket was there. The driver just didn't mention that he wanted it outside. I even told the guy that he could hand write the ticket. But I guess he forgot that part. The point is, this was not an emergency and I didn't need to hear about it at 6:20am.

I also didn't get invited to the farewell lunch at work for a guy who is moving to Austin. I'm a bit disappointed at the guy and the people in the office.

Well, that is it on the venting. Now I need to focus on the writing. Stay positive....stay positive. :)

Have a good day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Too much farting around

I've decided that I will keep the title for my novel as "Apolo Drakuvich". This novel has been difficult to write for multiple reasons. This novel isn't exactly light. It is dark and gloomy (with hints of fun) and hopefully full of emotion. The idea of trying to get it right is also bothering me. I have come to the conclusion that I just need to do the best that I can and send it off to an editor.

The second draft should be finished this month. If I really stop procrastinating and get to work this second draft it will be finished soon. I think it has been good that I haven't rushed through this second draft. It would of course be nice to have it done already but I think quality is better than quantity. I have had more time to think about what I am writing and what message(s) that I want to send out to the world.

Now I just need to stop farting around and get to work.

I believe in this novel. I believe in myself.

Toshiba to launch 'world's first' glasses-free 3D TV

Toshiba to launch 'world's first' glasses-free 3D TV

Awesome! Just wait a few more years and we will have Holodecks. Well...maybe....:)

Friday, October 1, 2010

CNN's Rick Sanchez is a moron


"I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority? Yeah." - Rick Sanchez

WTF - Bin Laden urges action against climate change...


So it seems that Bin Laden now cares about the environment. Perhaps...just perhaps. If he didn't kill so many people, we wouldn't be having these wars....causing so much destruction.

This has been your Friday WTF the moment.