Happy Friday, Everyone!
Welcome to the inaugural Friday Fess-Up for April.
Um…Ironically, there isn’t much for me to fess up to. If you’ll recall from last week, I was going to do math.
Ok, so it wasn’t gratuitous math. I mathed for a purpose. I was going to break down a long term goal into 90 day chunks, then break it down further and further until I had a day-to-day breakdown of what I needed to accomplish to reach this long term goal.
I won’t rehash the details but, since the turn of the month, I am not only on track, I am ahead of my pace. This weekend is going to be a real test, because I usually take the weekends off. I’m still on the fence about working 7 days a week. I know that I can do it, and the daily word count goal is kinda low – I’ll probably break it typing up this post in fact.
But there is something to be said for unplugging and refilling the well.
We’ll see how it goes.
One thing I did want to mention:
I started re-reading World War Z by Max Brooks this week. As might be inferred by the title, it’s a zombie book.
Here’s the reason I felt it was worth mentioning. I had read – ok, I listened to the audio book – several years ago. Without giving anything away, the book is a series of short stories (Interviews – being documented by the author) beginning prior to, going through, and even going a little bit beyond the Zombie Apocalypse. It’s entertaining, read by a full cast, and worth your time, if my opinion counts for anything.
There was a reference in the book that went completely over my head the first time I listened to it. It wasn’t even about zombies. It was a rugby reference. This was before I had discovered, and subsequently fell in love with, the sport.
This time around, I caught the reference, and the realization that I had caught onto something that had eluded me in an earlier reading added a new dimension of entertainment to the book. The story hadn’t changed. I had.
So if there’s a story out there that you have been thinking about revisiting, after a significant spell has gone past, I encourage you to take the time.
You never know what you might find.
Be safe Y’All!
Be sure to check out the Freebies page for story excerpts.
Also, be sure to stop by on Sunday when I’ll be hosting Jean Rabe on her book release blog tour for The Bone Shroud.
Stay tuned…My RavenCon Schedule should be finalized soon and I’ll post it on the Events page.