If we were having coffee, I would point you in the direction of the mostly full pot of good Seattle’s Best atop the counter and ask you to please help yourself. “Fresh brewed this morning,” I’d say while setting some music up. Alanis this morning sounds good. Surely such an offer you would find hard to refuse, but there is also tea around here somewhere, along with apple cider, and perhaps one or two other things that may pass as a morning drinkable beverage.
It’s a bit cool out this morning, the wind is whipping making it worse, but at least the sun is shining bright. There’s been an awful lot of rain lately and it’s good to see the sun making a comeback. I’ve got a run planned for later today, and I’m hoping that the wind will calm down some. I never know how to dress for runs on days like this. My default is shorts and short sleeve shirt, a byproduct of running is warm to hot climes most of the time (and perhaps being a bit spoiled by that), so whenever some weather comes along that is out of my wheelhouse, I either over or under dress for the occasion.
Given my rathers, I’ll sweat a bucket before shivering a bit, but I’m trying to work on that among all the other things I have to work on. Life is a lifelong project, it seems.
I’m nearing the end of “The Red Knight” by Miles Cameron on Audible. Only seven hours left in that listen. It’s been a great experience so far. Perhaps a little slow to start, but most epic fantasies are with all of the setup that has to be done for a work like this. I’ve no regrets about the way that credit was spent.
As for physical reading, I’m still in the Joe Ledger series of books by Jonathan Maberry. Book eight of nine, I think. “Kill Switch.” It has been very good, like all the others in the series. This one has had a lot of setup of the main conflict though. I’m almost halfway through the book, and while there are very heavy clues about what’s going on, most of it’s still behind the scenes. I’m fine with that. The last quarter of this book is set to be a real page turner is the other books in the series are any indication.
My own writing has been a little hit and miss this week. There’s been some work done, and some missed opportunities as well. On the whole, I’m satisfied with how the week turned out and a little disappointed that I didn’t get more done. That’s the normal disappointment I feel though, so I’m used to it.
I published my weekly #FridayFictioneers post titled “Fruitarian” Thursday night, and at the same time posted a podcast episode of the same.
After listening through the podcast, which was under three minutes, I’ve noticed some things to work on. Editing is a big one, but maybe even more than that is just working on having a better plan as to what to say so there’s less cuts and therefore, less editing in general. So I’m adding those things to my list of personal betterment projects to work on. Hopefully you can reap some benefits from this one in the form of a nice refined podcast.
One thing I really need to do is create a page for the podcast here on my main site. That seems like a good project for later today. In the meantime, here’s a link to my anchor homepage where you can find all of my three short episodes.
I will confess that learning the art of podcasting on the fly is a bit scary. It’s the only way I know how to do it though. There’s only so far reading and fretting over a thing will get you. At some point you’ve got to put yourself out there and see how it goes. Anyone who ever wrote a piece of fiction for someone else to read should understand that I think.
As you can see, I’ve got things to think about on my run today if I can manage not to freeze. What projects are you working on, and how are you planning to tackle them?
Okay, I know you’re busy and need to run, so I won’t hold you any longer. Feel free to take a cup of something with you, and have a great week! See you soon!
#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted now by Eclectic Alli that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week. If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump. I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.
You can post your very own #WeekendCoffeeShare here!