I have a new idea. Why is it I always have new ideas but never any new finished novels. Shit I would take a short story. Anyway, my idea has to do with the awkwardness of handling a death. I think I can weave it into a larger narrative about some weird characters I know of from the south. Some of them my family some of them from the life of my friend Chris. Actually if I was really deft I would weave it all into one huge narrative. But I really dont think I have the skill. But that doesnt matter because a call has been made if there ever was one.
Next month is National Write a Novel Month. I have been trying forever to actaully write somthing but I just cant get motivated. After all there is so much going on in my life. But that should be what drives me. The fact that I am constantly going in circles isnt very helpful. Im just going to have to buckle down and do it. This coming November will test me. Five pages a day! Is that really so hard? I dont know but Im willing to try.
Currently I'm reading I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Tiberius Colbert. It is simply hilarious. I'm going to submit my video portion of the book in the next few days and then I will be imortalized on the internet...once again. Ok, I will be reputably immortalized on the internet. Im about to start the chapter on religion, and I can't wait!
Im also continuing to read one story at a time from the mamoth anthology Great Tales of Terror and The Supernatural. Im trying to learn more about the horror story. I want to know what I should and should not know in the contect of a good creepy yarn. Thing is, as much as I love stuff like The Twilight Zone and Stephen King, I'm not sure I can pull that sort of writing off. Then again, I can be pretty fucking morbid.
I've been watching episodes of The Ray Bradbury Theatre. Its like a cool 80s Twilight Zone with one of the 20th century's greatest authors at it's helm. It's got some pretty weird and creepy stuff...and than it has some really crappy shit to. But thats to be expected - they cant all be gems. Still its good enough that I want the whole series. Its only 18.99 new from Amazon! I think I'll do it once all the money for this month comes in.
There you go.