Last Monday I mentioned the final planning and plotting had commenced on the sequel to Subject A36. This past week, I finally started writing. I set a timer for thirty minutes and just took off. Maybe it was a fluke, but writing in thirty minute segments worked for me. I didn’t worry about editing, word echoes, choosing the perfect word, etc – I just typed. My word count wasn’t in the stellar range (not C.S. Boyack level, lol), but I was happy with my progress, and I’ll use the same technique this week.
A friend recently loaned us the Band of Brothers series. We’d never seen it before, but I remembered it winning several awards. We were hooked from the first episode. And what a cast! Many of them weren’t well known or known at all when it was released in 2001, but you’d recognize several now. We reached the last episode, eager to see what happened to these characters and their lives – and the disc hung up. I tried another DVD player – no luck. Tried going straight to the scene – nope. I checked Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu – all were a bust with streaming unless we wanted to pay. Our only option is to get the last disc from Netflix. Instant gratification has totally spoiled us.
I won’t be online much next week, other than the two book reviews I have scheduled to post. Hubby and I are taking a vacation and maybe the planets aligned or our horoscopes were good that day, but both sons can go with us, and we’re really looking forward to it. I’ll be in my happy place on a beach with my umbrella and books (social distancing from folks at neighboring umbrellas), hopefully getting caught up on some reading. Restaurants there still aren’t at full capacity, and that’s fine with us. We have reservations with a couple of favorites, but also plan to take advantage of local seafood markets. Masks will be packed along with the books!
Stay safe and healthy and have a great week!