Tonight we had a fire and chilled out as a family. Been a long time since we did that. Last time was mother’s day. Been way too long. Used to be, I had to use lighter fluid or these fire stick things they sell at our local grocery store. But I managed to start it tonight with some super dry wood and a metric ton of cardboard. I love Amazon Prime shipping.
In other news, I’m kinda participating in NaNoWriMo. I don’t have a daily word count because I write all my first drafts longhand nowadays, but I’ve knocked out 17 pages of a new novel…novella…short story…who knows? My word choice is much better when writing longhand, and typing everything up, writing the story all over again in a different format, helps even more with word choice. Besides the hand cramps, I have a lot more fun this way, and seeing the pages fill up gives me a greater sense of accomplishment. Dig it.
I’m thinking about starting a chronological read through of Clive Barker’s books. I don’t know if I want to start over with Books of Blood, or jump right into The Damnation Game. I’ve read the former, but not the latter. I might just start all over again and do a close read. Haven’t decided yet.
At present I’m reading Sea of Rust with my friends Jen Bernarini and JB Taylor. I’m listening to it now as I type this. Years ago, I couldn’t type and listen to audiobooks at the same time. Nowadays it ain’t so bad.
I think that’s all I have for tonight. What are you guys reading?