It’s a goof off weekend

Old What’s Her Face is off Saturday and Sunday. While this is great, it also prevents me from doing some things.

I sent off a big portion Serang to my critique partners. One has already trickled back, and I’m sure the others will in the next few days. It’s a good time to pause this one. She and her master wandered to the high desert, far from the Emperor’s focus. There are soldiers here, but the main focus is along the Northern Coast.

There is a thieves market here, and I want Serang to change her viewpoint toward them. Right now, she thinks they should all be hanged. If she’s going to become a pirate, this is where her attitude must change.

The vendors all have something similar to a Tibetan mastiff protecting their shops. This is a bit of scene setting for something I need to explain explain from Lanternfish.

I’ve come across several places like this in the story. Because it is a prequel, I have to live with everything that’s come before. I’m really enjoying the challenge. Right now, it’s a good time to pause and think.

I made a loaf of very good sourdough, but it’s gone now. Today I started a new batch of experimental bread. This time I added sesame seeds, sesame oil, and a big scoop of chili-garlic sauce. Might be a disaster, might be pretty good. I wish I had a scoop of leftover rice, but such is life.

We watched a bunch of movies, and with the crappy weather it’s a good plan. Watched Silverado. Odd cast for a cowboy movie, but it’s a great film. I actually based a character in Panama around Linda Hunt from this film.

Several Clint Eastwood films filled out the bulk of the day, plus Deadpool 2. Right now, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is on. I know everyone is down on Nicholas Cage, but I always liked him.

While the bread is rising, we’ll probably watch movies all day. That, and I need to sew a button on a favorite shirt. The damned thing broke in half. I’ve never seen that before.

I get the holiday off tomorrow. I need to read back a couple chapters, but I do that every writing day. If my luck holds, I’ll move the team-up project ahead. They’re getting closer to the paranormal bad guy, but not just yet. They have a red herring they need to chase, and might get to chase it tomorrow.

Hope all of you are enjoying your weekend. Tell me about it in the comments.

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40 responses to “It’s a goof off weekend

  1. Enjoy your goof off day. Nothing exciting happening on my WIP.

    I created a few characters for my WIP.

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  2. D.L Finn, Author

    I’m intrigued how you will get her over her hatred of pirates. I bet your bread came out great, sounds like a good mixture.Enjoy your movies!

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  3. I started watching Deadpool 2 last night but fell asleep. I plan on finishing it today after the hockey game is over. Can’t wait to hear how your experimental bread turns out.

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  4. Silverado is my favorite Western movie. Then again, I’m not really into the genre. I think the ‘issue’ with Nicholas Cage is that he seems to do whatever movie comes his way. It’s like he doesn’t have any quality control, so you can get great ones like National Treasure and then bad ones like Wicker Man. Still, at least the guy is staying busy.

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  5. Doing taxes this weekend. Pretty dull stuff. I wish I was at your house.

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  6. I always like hearing what you’re working on Craig. The sourdough bread…what a treat. Movies…fun. I liked Silverado a lot. Such a whirlwind in your head with the fiction, I know exactly how that feels and why sourdough bread and movies are called for…to help keep your feet on the ground. Cheers

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  7. What’s happening with Nicholas Cage? I usually like him in movies.

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  8. You watched a lot of movies I really enjoyed–Silverado, Hellboy, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Great escape movies. I spent more time than I meant to looking through images on canstock for the supernatual mystery I’m putting up free on my webpage. When it’s finished, I want to remove all of he chapters and put the book on Amazon for 99 cents, so I need a cover. Learned that you can get really frustrated scrolling through images of one hot guy after another when looking for the ONE who makes you think of your lead character.

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  9. Loved Silverado, but Deadpool 2 put me to sleep. You packed a lot of movies in! We spent the weekend watching basketball- our #1 passion after lacrosse, which never gets much TV exposure.

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  10. Thank you for sharing some of what’s going on with Serang! Like you, when I start to work on my WIP, I always read at least the last chapter before I move forward. I’m in the dark. I have no idea why everyone is down on Nicholas Cage, but I’m assuming it must be political? Sounds like a good weekend. Good luck with the experimental bread!

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  11. With the weather we’ve been having, movie days sound good. And you can’t go wrong with either Deadpool movie.

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  12. I am so late in checking in. This is a cool post with everything from writing to characters, to slice of life home stuff. I hope you enjoyed your day off.

    Wishing you lots of progress with your WIP. Its great that you’re focusing on Serang!

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  13. Loved the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. 😀 . Nic Cage does Nic Cage so well! 😀

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  14. I did NOT get the holiday off and I worked til 7:50 tonight, but I did go in after the school delay and I leave at 3 tomorrow — for the dentist — Womp-Womp!
    The weekend is lookin sweet already. Glad you had a good one!

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