Friday, November 2, 2012

Busy week

As of yesterday we got most of the office set up and it looks pretty good. It's even pretty comfortable to work in and should allow me to be even more productive. Probably need to organize my paperbacks on the shelves though, just didn't feel like doing that last night. Other than that I've been really busy with rewrites and the two I'm working on both are starting to look really good. Even have been getting some other story ideas, I think really good ones. Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time for much else and there is a long list of books to be read right now.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spiritus Sancti

That is the name of a little short story that I wrote recently. The title doesn't entirely have anything to do with the story. I just liked it and it comes from I believe one of the Catholic masses but I could be wrong. Hopefully it will be selected for the anthology I attempted to write it for. Earlier today I submitted the mostly cleaned up manuscript. Like the rest of what I've written it is a little different than the usual. 

Back in the 1880's or so it was common to make a death portrait of someone. This portrait would be included in a kind of macabre shrine to the dead person. One thing led to another and my thoughts were directed towards what would happen if one of the subjects came back to life. The idea really interested me and I found it fascinating to the point I got the kernel of an idea for a short story.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

My thoughts go to those on the east coast where the hurricane is making landfall. Hope that everyone is safe and well.