Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Post Holidays and Such

Just finishing up a writing session. I'm aiming to write 750-1000 words per day in 2016. I plan to complete the next two Gray Men books and then move on to a zombie epic. I have four chapters of the zombie book written in a Moleskin notebook. I kind of think of writing like construction. When one building is nearing completion and the finishers are at work, the construction firm is pouring the foundation for the next building.

Had a good Christmas. Saw The Force Awakens twice. Picked up some cool new books on my Kindle by Jonathan Maberrry, Brian Keene, Don Winslow, and Chuck Wendig. Also got my free, 100-page preview of Joe Hill's The Fireman, which I'm really digging.

I've taken a Goodreads challenge to read at least 25 books this year. One of my goals is to spend less time fucking around on the Internet and more time writing, reading, playing guitar, and drawing. As I near my 43rd year on this earth, I'm realizing time is speeding up. My youngest son starts high school in the Fall. My oldest got his first job after graduating high school. My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary (25 isn't far away) I've recently seen a handful of people my age get railroaded by disease and death. What's the saying? "Get busy living or get busy dying."  I'll choose the former for as long as this world allows.

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