A Brief Update

In my work as an IT project manager, I’m often asking team members for a “brief update.” I usually get more than I want or need, when all I’m after is the elevator speech. I ‘m always glad for the extra information, but some times it’s nice to just get a, “I’m on it and I’ll be done by the end of the day” sort of response.

So, I thought today I might give a brief update, since I haven’t posted much lately and I’ve had a lot going on. Here we go…

I have had a few pieces appear as part of the “If Music Be The Food” flash fiction event on Jack Wallen’s web site. I’ve had the privilege of having my words appear along side some really fantastic flash fiction by some very talented writers and I hope to have more work appear there as the experiment continues. If you haven’t had a chance to see any of it, here are my links: “Ossuary“, “The Cleansing“, and “Sunday Evening in New River Valley“.

I’m still working on establishing a daily work habit of writing, but my day job and family commitments make that difficult some times. I’m not mad about it, though – I just wish there were more hours in the day. In the meantime, I steal time as it comes up (lunch hours, and such).

I’ve managed to get out to a couple of movies: “Alien: Covenant” and “Wonder Woman”. I won’t spoil anything here, but will say that “Covenant” was really disappointing and “Wonder Woman” was really, really great. It easily rounds out my top three favorite super hero origin stories – #1 is “Doctor Strange” (I’m biased, though, as I read a lot of D.S. when I was a kid); #2 is the first “Iron Man”.

I also recently cut cable television out of my life and I’m not looking back. An HD antenna, Apple TV, Roku, Netflix and Hulu will do just fine.

As for reading, I’m rarely into only one book at a time. Right now my time is split between”Giant of the Senate” by Al Franken, “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab, and “To Each Their Darkness” by Gary Braunbeck.

Well, there it is. That’s about all I have for an update right now. Now to get back to work and get words on the page!

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