Running Through Mud

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A week just isn’t long enough.  I said that about being in London the week of New Year’s Day 2017 and I say that now about working on my first book in my series.  I didn’t get to write every day during my time off; mainly because I had numerous chores to do and errands to run.  I have been able to write quite a bit starting last Friday through today and I plan on doing some tomorrow as well.  Despite what I have put down onto paper so to speak, I still feel like I’ve been running through mud in regards to what I wanted to write about.  There is so much one has to do when creating a world from the ground up.  Creating just about everything can be a daunting task.  I guess I just need to quit venting and get to work.

Time Change

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This particular time change is going to take some getting used to.  Earlier this evening it felt like it was 10:00 PM, but it was actually approximately 7:10 PM.  It’s only 8:30 PM right now, but I feel like it’s time for me to go to bed.

I don’t remember the Fall time change being this difficult for me in years past.  Maybe it’s because I’m older now?  I don’t know.

Oh, well, going to try to get some more writing done before it’s actually time for bed.

Low Energy

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I took care of my daily errands today, got my car back from the repair shop and I settled in to do some writing on my story this evening, but now I feel all lethargic and my stomach is all up and down.  I guess I’ll take some medicine and watch a few episodes of Law & Order SVU until my creative inspiration comes back.

This Halloween

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Years ago I used to really enjoy Halloween.  I guess I still do, just in a different way now.  I suppose the main reason I don’t enjoy All Hallow’s Eve like I used to is because of all the trick-or-treaters who have few if any manners.  I would take the time to go to the store and spend my money on candy and I would give said candy out to the kids and only a handful of them would actually say, “Thank you”.  Call me old-fashioned, but if someone gives you something, you’re supposed to express your gratitude for it.

These days I would rather lock the front door, keep the porch light off and enjoy watching some scary movies and eat the candy myself.  I guess I’m just a grumpy old man these days.

I do plan on delivering candy to some of the young neighborhood kids we’ve known for a while, but the run-of-the-mill trick-or-treaters are out of luck this year.

Qualified

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A couple of weeks ago I qualified at the gun range for my job.  We used to have old, worn out Ruger P89’s, but this year we upgraded to the new Smith & Wesson M&P.  I qualified with a score 40 points better than I did last year.  I hope my score continues to improve with the new pistols.

Future Plans

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I realize some folks may get upset at this decision, but I’m taking a break from the Silva Malorum series of Warhammer 40K fan fiction short stories.  I plan on coming back to it in time, but for now, please consider the most recent offering as a season finale for lack of a better description.  To be totally honest, it was only meant to be something fresh and different to work on while I took a much-needed break from my own original sci-fi crime drama series of stories I intend to publish professionally when they are finished.  I was watching an episode of Chicago PD a few days ago and it caused me to yearn to return to my law enforcement story for a while and try to see it through.  I apologize to anyone who is upset, but I feel the need to write what I’m inspired to write about and when that particular inspiration hits.