No regrets today

I had a reasonable opportunity to do some writing today, and squandered it away. This is my two day weekend, and Old What’s Her Face is off. That makes it kind of hard, but not impossible.

I dabbled. I switched back to Lanternfish, but it probably didn’t amount to 300 words. I also made some adjustments to an earlier part of the story. Nothing too Earth shattering.

Mostly, there were some decent movies on television. A couple of old James Garner comedies were on, back-to-back. I keep thinking I create wild characters, but I have a long way to go. Watching Harry Morgan and Dub Taylor yell at each other was hilarious. I’m calling it a study session.

Old What’s Her Face had to get her Toyota serviced, and I just kept watching movies. She was nice, and brought home an empanada and an apple fritter for me.

I also watched game 7 of the 2001 World Series. It’s one of my all-time favorites. It might be the only baseball I get this year.

In a few minutes The Invisible Man is coming on Pay-Per-View. I’m going to rent it and see what it looks like. Haven’t heard a thing about it, but the trailers look pretty good.

Hope all of you are staying safe, and enjoying the weekend.

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  1. It sounds like a nice weekend. Enjoy. I’m doing a $#^%*#@ synopsis. My first pass was seven pages (Should be Two). Cutting a sentence is like using a clever to a finger. The seven pager will make a great briefing for a cover artist someday so it’s not wasted. It just needs to be revised. Stay well.

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  2. A friend saw ‘Invisible Man’ and said it was really good. Nice use of tension and camera work. I’m trying to get a little writing done, but it’s tough when I’m also resting up for another week of hard work/chaos.

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  3. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger for all Genres as well as craft books and commented:
    Spending time with movies could be a worse afternoon. All in learning craft. Stay safe.

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  4. Sounds like a perfect day to me. Sometimes, you just have to let everything go and indulge yourself. Have a nice Sunday!

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  5. Gwen M. Plano

    Your post made me smile, Craig. I am amazed by how much time I can “waste” doing a string of things other than dedicated writing. But sometimes, we all just need a break or a good movie with solid characters.

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  6. Sounds like a nice weekend. Hope you enjoy!

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  7. Entertainment right now is a great escape from the grim reality of our lives. I’m glad you found a way to plug in and what a nice treat to get an Apple Fritter!! It must have been an apple-inspired day, because I stewed some apples with walnuts and cinnamon, and put them over a piece of toast. 🙂

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  8. I don’t know how any of us can get any writing done during all of this. Yes, we are mostly at home, and you’d think it would work, but for me at least, my brain has decided to abandon ship. (Maybe it knows something I don’t.) I just cannot focus for the life of me. So I stay busy doing projects around here that have been piling up for far too long. At least I feel like I’m accomplishing something, even if it’s not what I really wanted to accomplish. Movies are a good alternative for lots of folks, I think. I say go for it! Whatever keeps you sane for now. 🙂

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  9. I have the attention span of a gnat on speed, who then mainlines ‘gazing-out-the-window-for-hours, only to endlessly rinse and repeat. … le sigh.

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  10. Sounds like a nice weekend. The slower pace probably did you some good.

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  11. Don’t knock the value of a film day. Sometimes our brains just need a break, and if you can study craft by watching good storytelling, all the better.

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  12. There is no reason to regret a day off. Sometimes we just need a break. Some of us take a day off and don’t come back for months. So you are better than we are.

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  13. The Invisible Man looked pretty good to me – how was it?

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  14. Sometimes a break in routine is just what the doctor ordered. How are you and your family holding up health-wise?

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  16. It’s good to have actual downtime and enjoy yourself without productivity. You’re very productive, prolific, even. You gotta balance it 🙂

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