Friday, August 19, 2011
I guess it's my job to do Friday Filler since Scott managed to do a Thursday Filler post yesterday. Nice job, Scott. Are you signing up for a Twitter account yet?
Happy Friday, everyone!
I'm still in my Haruki Murakami phase and am rereading a short book by him called After Dark, which is really fantastic. I remember really liking it the first time I read it a couple of years ago, and this time around I realize how much of it I forgot. It's about this girl who is asleep while someone watches her, and it's about the girl's sister who is walking around the city in the middle of the night. Good stuff. I recently read The Scarlet Letter, and I think I wanted to go back to After Dark again to get back to something quirky.
As for my writing, I've been slowly, slowly, slogging through the final scenes of Cyberlama, which is really only making progress because Mr. Bailey keeps asking me about it. Thanks, Mr. Bailey! I'm reaching the end of my first draft and don't quite know how to end it. I almost think how I end it doesn't matter because it's likely to be headed in the wrong direction anyway. The best use of my time would be to read through the whole book and reorient myself, but I haven't been in the mood to do that yet. I've also been wanting to write more short stories. I've got two ideas for stories that I'm very interested in, and both have to do with mental illness. (I've been reading up on mental illness for my day job.) I think both stories have the potential to be substantial and deep, so really I want to write them.
What are you reading and writing? What are you filling your Friday with? I had the most delicious cream puff from Beard Papa yesterday. And I finally found a good grocery store nearby my new place. The picture is the view from the roof of my building, by the way.
Posted by Davin Malasarn at 9:37 AM