Updates June 06-10


Thank you for the likes and follows.

Last week there was no update.  There wasn’t much to update anyway.  I’m in the same quandary that started at the beginning of this second quarter.  I have a work/life unbalance.  The writing and this website blog are suffering.  I take full responsibility, I always knew this would be a problem.  But I am a prime procrastinator.  The things I want to do and the things I need to do are rarely the same, which is frustrating. 

Recently I watched a YouTube video, the content creator is a writer.  She spoke about many things in her life but she also mentioned the heinous incidents that have plagued us these last weeks.  She stated that her vlogs were writing orientated, she was aware of other things but felt that other people were talking about it with better incite and information. I understand and agree with her. I am the same.

I am a black woman, a mother, and a Christian. I am getting more upset when people use Jesus to justify their violent words and actions. I don’t agree with any of them and I am tired of them taking the Lord’s name in vain. However, that is not what my blog or this website is about.

This website is supposed to be about writing and the writing life which includes reading, listening and watching all types of media. There are so many stories out in the world. It can be overwhelming and fascinating, especially when the truth is stranger than fiction. This is the last month of the second quarter and I was hoping for improvement in certain parts of this website/blog. It is possible that my effort was not enough. However, I will persevere and plan to do better.

Writing news is about the same. I am kind of stuck in a scene. I am reading up on some writing craft books to see what can be done. So the goal for this week is to get this done and complete the scene. I am also looking at shorter writing projects that I thought would be easier to produce. There is some difficulty but it is slowly being sorted out.

The new Disney+ show is out, which is of course Obi-Wan Kenobi. I will have to give it a look. I haven’t yet because I want to get certain writing projects settled. The other show that I’m keeping tabs on is the anime Spy X Family. It is a wild action almost slice-of-life show, about a Spy, the husband/father, an assassin, the wife/mother, and the child, an esper(telepath); The two adults are trying to keep their other lives separate from normal life but the daughter who can read minds already knows. She is also down for whatever her adopted parents do. It is hilarious and I wish I had invested in the manga.

There are two book reviews in the works. But this week by the crook, I will be posting an essay on adaptations. It is a subject I have been juggling for months. It is something I have been thinking about for years. A large amount of our visual media are adaptations from a previous story. Some are loved and others are viscerally hated. I have an opinion.

That is all for now. These are trying times, please remember to be grateful for the little things, and to be kind, when it seems impossible. I am hoping for the best for all of us.


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