Full disclosure, I stole that from Chuck Wendig, one of my authorial heroes, but you know what? It's true. Every sentence, 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: I've had this odd thing happen to me lately where I start the first seasons of new shows JUST in time to hear that they've been cancelled. So if you want to talk about Penny Dreadful or Person of Interest, we can totally do that, just know I'm crazy behind.
On the other hand, Houdini and Doyle? Way more fun than I thought it was going to be.
Movies: There's a new Ghostbusters in two weeks. This is not a drill. There will be a new Ghostbusters in TWO WEEKS!
Music: It's summer time. That means it's time for Anamanaguchi, Capital Cities, Tycho, Betty Who, MIike Snow, and the new 1976 album.
Food: Brace yourself. Tomatoes are coming.
Comics: I love comics and I love superheroes, but I read way less superhero comics than I used to. Man do I love Image comics, though. Saga, anyone?
Books: Yes, and sometimes you can't beat an education in the classics -- I started reading Haunting of Hill House and man, it is SPOOKY as hell.
Games (board, video, tabletop RPGs, and otherwise): Yes, but let me be clear that I didn't take up bouldering or parkour because of Uncharted. I did it because of Assassin's Creed.
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.