Full disclosure, I stole that from Chuck Wendig, one of my authorial heroes, but you know what? It's true. Every setence, every story, every blog and every feature treatment is a new journey that no one has even taken before. Even a re-write is a journey that takes you down new paths to the same destination.
I write like I try to live my life. I plan with a map, but I bring a GPS so I can take a last minute detour because I have to see the bat caves that have been advertised on the freeway for the last half-mile.
Full disclosure: I stole that from Alton Brown, one of my culinary heroes.
UPDATE: Experience has taught me that I need to go full disclosure on this one too, but I'm afraid I don't have a Southern accent. I sound like I should read the weather. Think young Walter Cronkite.
Also, not a tree.
Shows: Yes, and I watched all of Ash vs. Evil Dead with my family while I was home over the Holidays. Because that's the kind of family we are. We open presents, smoke hams, and watch Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Movies: Yes to all, and I saw Concussion recently and loved it. I'm not even a football fan at all, but it was more than just about football. It's an immigrant story, a story of what it is to be American.
Music: Yes, and just to reveal how incredibly desperate my music tastes are, the three artists I'm listening the most to are: Cam (Country), Bronze Radio Return (Indie-rock), and Chromeo (electro/80's tecno)
Food: Yes, and because it is Winter, that means it's time for stews and braises. Lamb shank, anyone?
Comics: Yes, and I just finished Neil Gaiman's run on Sandman Overture. God, that is a gorgeous book.
Books: Yes, and I'm at that terrible point where I pick my next book -- the third in the Gentleman Bastards trilogy? The many short story collections from the Humble Bundle? The game design textbooks I got for Christmas? The books on Buddhism I got for Christmas? Decisions!
Games (board, video, tabletop RPGs, and otherwise): Yes, but I've recently rediscovered my love of Civilization. So dangerously easy to fall into that game! I'm also finally finishing a full play-through of Persona 4 -- extra brownie points if you know that game.
2. Podcasts and audible. The only way to do housework and navigate our fair city's traffic patterns.
3. Sunshine. I may love video games, but I've never been much of an indoors-only kid.
4. My cast-iron enameled dutch-oven (file under: cooking utensils I would grab if there were a fire).
5 and 6. I'll let you know when I figure it out. It's always best to leave a few spaces blank for emergencies.
I do have a habit of wondering what's going on in that building. Or in that empty field. What's the story behind a grave or a plaque or a piece of architecture that makes no sense. Writers. Always looking for stories around every corner.
Fridays aren't really a Netflix day for me. I do watch a lot of Netflix over the week though. Especially Saturdays are good Netflix days. I run Parkour on Sundays, which usually ends up meaning Sundays are good nap days as well.
Because I really want to hear about it.