Hoo, boy! My head’s spinning. I’ve spent the morning finishing Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut and it is easily my favorite work of his. Simply tragic and beautiful and gave me the rare occasion to laugh in public while reading. I’ve resolved to read A Man Without a Country as soon as I possibly can, but there’s work to be done.
It’s 10° C (50° F) here in the Fields today, and the sun is shining! It feels like a heatwave. This is also an opportunity I shouldn’t squander. There’s yard work for a lawn waking from its slumber. There are a few items for the business to wrap up before tomorrow, and a flash fiction piece I’m worrying to death because it’s so unlike what I normally write but I want to finish it anyway.
Yes, that’s why I haven’t posted in a few days. I’m fussing over a piece of writing that isn’t what I’m known for. The whole piece started out benignly enough, but took a wrong turn and ended up in the bad part of town. The NSFW district. Part of me appreciates the break away from my traditional guidelines, while the other berates me for penning two-bit erotica fit only for a smutty romance novel. I need to revise. I need to reshape it to my original focus, but I desperately want to broach the field and still have some form of artistic value.
Aside from this, my weekend has been exceptionally noteworthy. There was an international night at the local university, and I was pleasantly surprised by friends during my weekend pilgrimage to a college town north of here. I made the acquaintance of an acquaintance last night who is starting to date said acquaintance. Poor girl. I felt sorry for her, as her new beau really (and I mean REALLY) needs to step up his game with her. As little as I know on how to court women, he’s even further behind. I wanted to shake him a couple of times and say, “pay attention to your lady! Make her feel like the VIP of the bar!” He didn’t ignore her on purpose. He’s simply ignorant of the dos and don’ts of dating. We’ll see how long this lasts.
Unfortunately, that’s all the time I have to journal right now. I’ve got a lawn to clean up. Happy Sunday to you all!
Enjoy your sunshine! We are cold and sprinkly. Glad you liked your reading material.
Will do! I am glad, too. It’s always a let down when I find out the book’s terrible.
I often try the writing tack that seems most likely to sink my little literary boat. It usually gives me a boost while sailing against the wind. A writer must risk it or regret it. I’m too old now to waste time on regrets. That’s old school sailing… I mean writing… dang mixed metaphors!
If one mixes metaphors, will it change color?
Will happily add this to my reading list for I never know where to go with KV vast catalogue…have read No Man…terribly fun and brilliant and….. you get the point. Enjoy your eve of Spring weather. ~ a
woops, how about A Man Without A Country, not No Man, oy! Wine, on empty stomach, go figure… ~
No worries! It’s a good day for wine. I’ve enjoyed Slaughterhouse-Five and Player Piano very much. Cat’s Cradle is also very good.
Get mowing and clearing…..which will trim the overgrown weeds in your writing mind and clear space for the finishing of the new piece of prose for which we are impatiently waiting:)
I worked hard enough to pull a neck muscle and go to bed early. This story should be fantastic!