Consider this an extra

I admit to getting fairly lax about updating Entertaining Stories in the last year. Let’s face it, 2020 didn’t leave us much to talk about. Everything that happened in my life happened in yours, too.

As we step into 2020 things are trying to improve. The goal of this blog has always been writing related, so let’s start there.

Yesterday I found some writing time. This is the regrouping phase of the big Lanternfish battle. A lot happened, and nobody knows all of it. Visitors showed up in the aftermath and helped spell some of it out. James spent a bit of time looking in on his wounded, and with the visitors’ help, they set some new goals.

He managed to overlook his missing son. I still need to address this from his POV somehow. I sent Mule and Yoshiko on an ill-advised quest to recover Mule’s knife. This is the haunted knife from Giapon with a mind of its own. When I ended, they were following a trail of murder and mayhem across the battlefield. I didn’t do too much, and only added enough to get started next time. Whatever it came to didn’t match the huge word count of Friday.

After that, Old What’s Her Face and I decided to go someplace to eat. It’s payday weekend, so it’s nice to have a slice of our former lives. It didn’t amount to anything fancy, but it’s Lobsterfest at Red Lobster. We had a nice dinner, then went home.

After supper, we watched Falcon and the Winter Soldier as far as they’ve been released. It’s interesting so far. Secondary characters trying to carry a story and it’s functional.

We also managed to watch Kong vs Godzilla on Friday night, and I really liked it. Could have done without all that hollow Earth crap, but I liked the film. Adventure galore, but they swung and missed on the traditional messages. Godzilla was always about an environmental warning, and Kong had this tragic emotional thing going on. They tried with some kind of high-tech weapon and a tiny deaf girl, but it just didn’t work. Let’s face it, it’s geared toward them beating the crap out of each other and it accomplishes that.

Somewhere in the midst of everything else, I managed to edit one chapter of Lunar Boogie. I should be doing more, but there it is.

Today, I frittered around with social media after talking to my parents. I determined to do something and went into an alternate room. There was writing time, the possibility of editing, but I decided to read instead. I don’t do enough reading, so it feels productive to me. (First third of a new novel in one shot is pretty good for my reading.)

It was a good weekend. I got the chance to be productive and balanced that with some real life.

I get a Wednesday flex day this week and have it earmarked for more Lanternfish. Other than that, it’s back to work in the real world.


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40 responses to “Consider this an extra

  1. Sounds like a great weekend. Good to get in real life once in a while.

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  2. Definitely an exciting weekend there. Managed to get ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ in at the last minute of spring break. I really liked it. Think rewatching the previous 3 helped get me ready for the Hollow Earth part. Had a feeling MechaGodzilla was going to be real villain too.

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  3. I totally get that feeling of not doing enough reading. I think I should read more. Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. It might take me longer to embrace the new year. I have tried, but don’t feel brave enough yet. Our lives are still so uncertain that any effort in that direction feels like a betrayal…

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  5. I used boring Zoom meetings to good effect and updated my blogs last year. I am am stilling enjoying updating and changing them. Lockdown hasn’t impacted me that much, I still wrote, edited, published and blogged. It’s all the extra work that’s made life more difficult, but the worst transaction of my career finishes this week. Yay! I am glad you had a nice and well rounded weekend. Have you been vaccinated? Sorry, I can’t remember as everyone is getting vaccinated in the USA.

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  6. I thought the conspiracy theorist subplot in Godzilla vs. Kong was ridiculous. That franchise could be so good if the writers could figure out what message they want to say. It’s like they change their minds every movie and start over. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s another one made.

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    • I get stuck on classic things. There is a reason they became classic. Even my own stories reflect that. No half-vampires in my books or any similar things. Kong delivered a strong message about greed and blame. (It was beauty that killed the beast.) Godzilla was always about how nature points out the folly of man. (Wish I could remember the classic Raymond Burr line this morning, but I’m stuck on Blue Oyster Cult.) I think the new film is performing well, and that should mean more films.

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  7. Sounds like a nice weekend, Craig. Good to experience a bit more out-in-the-world stuff for a change 🙂

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  8. I haven’t watched Friday’s Falcon and Winter Soldier yet, but I’m really liking the show. Love the dynamic between these two. Really excited about Loki in May. My oldest son saw Kong and Godzilla this weekend, but no report from him yet.

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  9. Sounds like you had a bit of this and a bit of that on the weekend for a nice mix of things. The only writing I managed was two blog posts. Fingers crossed I can make up for it this week. Hope you have a good writing day for your flex day.

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  10. Sounds like a fun weekend, Craig. How is Red Lobster? We’re spoiled with New England lobsters, but the commercials for Red Lobster look delicious.

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  11. Sounds like a nice mix for an Easter weekend. We had a houseful of kids and grandkids, so no writing at all, but lots of fun. And beautiful weather–the low 70s. Couldn’t ask for a better Easter.

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  12. I used to enjoy watching the Godzilla movies. One of the older ones comes to mind, Godzilla vs The Smog Monster. Not sure I will watch this one, it doesn’t seem to be good or bad. We did the usual this past weekend, Easter prep and outside work. Glad you had a good productive weekend.

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