Monday, April 4, 2016

April Resolution Update

I figure checking in on this monthly at the beginning will help keep me accountable -

1. Complete the revision for another novel (TYW or OTTM/TMO) - In Progress
2. Complete the first draft for an open project (i.e. the revenge deity story, faux immortality story, porch story, or mistress for hire)
3. Aim for 10 - 15k / per month (daily goal will be 500) - In Progress
4. Pay off 2 additional debts (most likely two credit cards) - - COMPLETE - Chase & PricelineRV
5. Self publish a work
6. Write 15 short stories - 2/of 15 so far
7. Visit/travel to a new place
8. Learn something new (tap class, 10 Mandarin character/per mth, or ...) - In Progress...Still trying to learn to skate even though I'm still traumatized from the March incident
9. Read 40 books - In Progress... 11 of 40 so far
10. Watch 10 new movies (half while still in theaters) - - Almost there... so far I've caught "The Peanuts Movie", "The Fifth Wave"', "How to be Single", "Deadpool", "London Has Fallen", "10 Cloverfield Lane", "Miracles From Heaven", "and "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (twice)

Writing Prompts - Art "The Feeding"

So every time I see this image I feel a story stirring

Image here - "The Feeding" by Bruce Brenneise -

Originally when I saw this art it was at a very shallow level meaning I hadn't observed the blood or the clutched hand at the dress, granted the hand might not have been there when I first saw it.  But immediately I had this idea of a story but then I saw the title, noticed the hand, observed the candles and another narrative took shape. 

I still like the original story I had in mind and will likely write it but another idea has definitely formed in the question of 'who feed on whom'...

Hopefullly I'll take some time to work on this within the next week and it'll be my short story for April.