Yuppers, it's another one of those far out posts that have no rhyme, no reason, no plug, and no nickel to speak of.
To put it mildly, or succinctly, or bluntly, or milquetoasty, or whatever favorite adjective that you like to turn into an adverb (NO VERB FOR YOU!) to describe the state of being, or state of mind, or state of state, or.....or.....or....shoot.
Truth be told, my brain is somewhat fried. Not from overwork (a guv'ment employee overworked?) but from enjoying the sunshiny, the skin turning red, the this-is-you-brain-on-tranquility-stuck-in-a-hot-frying-pan summer weather here in Connecticut. I did get some writing done (finally) but for the most part, I spent the weekend lost in thought, lost in translation and simply lost.
Did have some very strange naps though while I was outside. During a few writing breaks, I decide to take a catnap and let both the sun and the mountain lull me to sleep. Which was pretty good, until I managed to find that thin line between R.E.M. and resting. Somehow, or someway, my brain threw some kind of tantrum (twice) and I woke with a serious start. Like disoriented to the point of not knowing where I was for several seconds.
Let me tell you, each time it happened, it was a scary moment for me. So scary in fact, that it took me a couple of minutes to both calm down and find my bearings, as well as my sense of self. Eventually, I was able to get back on the crooked and jagged, and continued with my writing.
And before you ask, no story ideas were born/hatched/created. Or rather, any that actually stuck around after I had woken up. Sure, I had a few that I was thinking about while I was relaxing. You know, creating my own mini-movie, with me being the multi-talented actor/director/producer/writer of that shindig.
Very strange indeed.
However, I did finish reading a couple of books this week, although only one stuck out. Kim Gordon, formerly of Sonic Youth, came out with a cool memoir called "Girl In A Band". You know, it's a sad commentary on one's reading habits when you can't remember what you read from week to week.
I should close out this Seinfeld-style post by actually writing about something tangible, so I will. I recently approved the PDF for the print version of my latest, A Taste Of Pain, this past weekend, so I should be uploading it some time this week. Once I get that done, and a sample copy ordered, I should have a release date of the first week in July, if all goes well.
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