Still in a writing rut

I haven’t done any work on the novel. I considered working on another idea, a horror novella, something lean and mean. Different. I made some notes one day, but I didn’t like the direction it was going. I need to think about it some more. I did, however, mock up a fairly decent cover that conveys horror/suspense. That counts for something, right?

I finally managed to get another book review out. It’s posted to my YouTube channel or you can find it here on the website under Podcasts.

“Whatever happened to that Silver Brook redevelopment plan? Wasn’t someone going to revitalize the resort, make the area shine again?” Connie asked.

“It was a disaster before it started. Herb Fenley and Lou Klaussen approached me about it. They were looking for investors. I turned them down, I know a dog when I see one. Then they promised me the moon and the MIlky Way. Exclusive listings of luxury condos and a handful of mansions they had planned. I told them Silver Brook is a limbo, a no-man’s land. Nobody would willingly live there, at least, nothing human.”

“Rob, don’t start that shit —”

“I’m not starting anything,” he soberly replied, and she thought he paled slightly. “The whole project fell through when Herb Fenley disappeared…during an excursion to Silver Brook.”

 

Stuff and more stuff

I’ve been remiss with blog posts, I know. I was focused on updated editions of the guides. I have one more to go, but I’m not rushing it. I don’t know when I’ll get to it. For all intents and purposes, I’m burned out. Too much work, no real reward.

I’ve started doing some podcast videos on writing (using anecdotes of my own positive and negative experiences) and book reviews. I have two reviews on deck, so to speak (it is baseball season after all), and another review I’d like to do, but I need to re-read the book again. I’m holding off on recording the two because I’m waiting for a new microphone which I’m sure will make a big difference in audio quality. And it’s audio only, cameras don’t like me (not anymore anyway, time and age is a cruel bitch).  I have a face for radio, as the saying goes. And possibly a voice for silent movies.

Anyway, that’s where things stand at the moment. I’m Just trying to clear things off the over-filled plate and reclaim a bit of sanity. I’ll add a link to my pitiful fledgling YouTube channel in the sidebar. Below is the podcast (audio only) version of my latest YT post.