Daily Log: 2018-10-21
Wow, what a Sunday.
I think I’ve hit a stride with V&A3. Knocked out nearly 3000 words in an hour and a half stretch. Things are really rolling along. I’ll need to cycle back through what I wrote because I know I left some things out. There’s some description I’ll need to fill in where I introduce a new character. That will be fun.
I’m about to write a B.T. Justice chapter. That will be a hoot since he’s in the hoosegow with some folks he’s locked up personally. B.T. isn’t without his own defenses and strategies. That will be a great chapter to write.
One of the things in my brain that I hadn’t plotted or planned and knew it would show up and shape the story when the time was right; what is the crew delivering and where and why. That popped in and good golly ms. Molly. This is going to be quite a ride. With the new character that’s coming in, the excitement of their delivery and where they need to pick it up from. I have no idea where this one came from but I am even more excited to write this book and see where it goes from here.
The book will likely be a two-parter. First part will be…aw, I can’t tell you that. I’d give away the plot of book3. <evil grin>
We did some shopping we needed to do and headed to my father-in-law’s for our Sunday visit. My sister-in-law made vegan pozole. We all watched some football. My youngest Niece and Nephew were there.
Didn’t stay too late. Was home early. Had some dinner. Watched an episode of M*A*SH. Then I picked up the bass thinking I’d practice for a little bit and perhaps knock out another thousand words.
Had too much fun playing and lost track of time. It’s interesting for me to notice how I’m hitting the right notes when I play along with the songs and where I’m missing of really need to practice a part that I’m a little rough on.
I’m not sure if I explained this before, so why not do it again (skip this chapter if you’re not interested).
There’s an application called RockSmith. One for guitar, one for bass. Obviously, I’m playing along with the bass. There are lots of youtube videos out there and pretty much any song I want to play, I can find. So I’ll fire up youtube and I’ve built a few playlists and I’ll start playing along with the song. RockSmith is a lot like GuitarHero where the notes are flying from the distance toward you so you can see what’s coming up in the song. It’s in tablature as I can’t read music (yet) and right now I’m just trying to get my fingers limber, learn a few songs, and sometime later this year (probably my Christmas Present to myself) I’m going to get a subscription to Scott’s Bass Lessons and actually learn to read music, scales, walking bass lines, all that jazz. Scott has a few lessons on youtube, but there’s so much more I’ll be able to learn from a subscription to his site.
Speaking of learning, I’m also going to be picking up a few lessons from Dead Wesley Smith after their last Kickstarter. I need to get an email off and say ‘hey, how do we do this?’ That will likely be tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, it’s going to get here sooner than I thought. It’s time to hit the hay.
Until Next Time!