The Thursday Three #12

  1. Work in progress update: STEPHEN is highly enjoyable to write because two of my characters work well together and constantly entertain me. So when I open the Word document, I’m not thinking, I hope I can actually make progress today, it’s more like, Let’s find out what Maxine and Paul are up to!  Then I let the characters play.
  2. I had been wanting to read Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto for a long time, then it became “assigned” reading at my job, and I got a free copy. The power of a simple checklist is amazing, and I have been inspired to write out the steps that I follow while doing “simple” tasks… because there is inevitably something I forget. All that forgetting could be so easily avoided.
  3. An incredibly horrible song has been on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 28 weeks now. “Watch Me” by Silento brought me some unpleasant flashbacks to 2007/2008, in which the obscene and nonsensical “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” song was an inescapable viral hit. To make matters worse, the Silento song pays homage to “Soulja Boy,” once again getting it stuck in my head.

7 thoughts on “The Thursday Three #12

  1. When a song gets stuck in my head, I find the sheet music and play it on the piano. Usually that cures it, but sometimes it gives me a new way to entertain myself. I finally made it into this century today with “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” by Train.

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  2. #1: Yeah, that’s it. I’ve told people sometimes that writing is more similar to reading than they probably think — I write largely because I want to find out what happens next! And I always write about the same characters because I want to find out what they’re up to now.

    This is when they usually give me the “You’re not a serious writer — you’re not anguishing enough and you don’t seem to have any idea what you’re doing” look..

    Oh, well. 🙂

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