Sunday, April 19, 2009

Let There be Heat

Today it hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit in these parts. After being relatively cool, the temperature was a rather jarring change. The Other Half and I suddenly found ourselves throwing all the windows open in order to cool the house somewhat. Since my office is on the west side of the house, it gets a lot of the afternoon heat and gets warmer than the rest of our place. I might have to actually turn a fan on if this continues. Needless to say, I'm not thrilled at the prospect of the 110 degree weather I know is coming our way.

As for writing, today was one of those days where I couldn't focus on much of anything, so I worked a little on several different projects. I worked on a rewrite of a micro piece, turning it into a flash piece. Then I jotted down ideas for writing exercises. After that I started a new story that will be very short as well, though right now I think it sucks more than a malfunctioning sex doll. I may not even bother subbing it. I've also been trying to come up with a decent idea for the Vermin anthology and had decided to incorporate the existing bits of an unfinished story called Wrong Turn in Dutch Hollow into a new piece. I actually started that before breaking for a shower, at which time The Other Half not only came up with a great idea for a Vermin-themed story, she provided plot points and a great ending. Now maybe I can get her to write it!

Despite being early (not even ten PM yet), I think I will call it a day and go watch some TV.


Natalie L. Sin said...

You've trained yours to come up with story ideas?? Neat!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Wrong Turn in Dutch Hollow - ooh, fab title.

Jamie Eyberg said...

What I would do to get to bed by 10.

K.C. Shaw said...

Hmm, I like 90 degree weather, but not in April. And I don't envy you 110-degree weather.

"Wrong Turn in Dutch Hollow" is really an awesome title, like Cate said. And she is an expert!

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Wow, didn't know Sacramento got that hot. Vegas is just below 90 right now. Not looking forward to summer.