Running Through Mud


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


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


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


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.



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


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.