It’s October! The season of Hallowe’en, spookiness, short days, pumpkin-flavored everything and, eventually, cooler weather. It’s time to get my post-autumnal equinox party on!
Last question for 30 Days of writing:
30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
I’m not a fan of "tagging," but I am going to give a shout-out to a writer that I’ve been enjoying quite a bit: Valerie Valdes. Her poetry is sublime, her short works are lovely and witty and her Broommates serial is a hell of a lot of fun. And a barghest! Who else uses a barghest in fiction??? Valerie’s fiction is definitely worth some reading time.
Em of Merit Badger fame has put together Book or Treat, a fundraiser for UNICEF and a general opportunity to celebrate the season in a bloggish fashion. I’m planning on spending the month reading horror fiction, watching spooky movies, and even throwing some posts about appropriate music, food, etc. Which means I’m putting aside the current books that I’ve been reading. For some reason, the time that I put aside for reading earlier in the year has dissolved. I’m floundering around in a couple of books and not "catching up" with the reading goals I had for them. Time to reload by declaring a mulligan, as it were and starting a new book: Beware! by Richard Laymon.
Had a good weekend. Birthday party for Betsy Saturday night, which included an interesting overlap of people from the Who Knows Whom social Venn diagram. Tried sweet tea vodka. It is too tasty. Spent the rest of the weekend gaming with Eric in a slow meandering way.
Dreamt last night of playing golf. I’ve never played golf before. I wasn’t good at it.