Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Dark Knight Returns

So I've been putting the finishing touches on the returns of BruceWayne/Batman and his Mrs. for some time this summer.  Memoirs was my first attempt at fanfiction and I am finding not only do I enjoy reading it and I am having a blast writing it.

One of the challenging parts has been how to have them return.  Well it came to me, finally, about 3 am and i was putting my son back to bed for the fourth time and wham I had the perfect vehicle to get them back to the present.

Still trying to work it out as to whether to keep it short or have it go on for a bit, similar to how comics never seem to end just get a new story.  As much as I love Batman I don't know if I can maintain a long-term writing relationship with him.

Time will tell.  But as I always say, the world always has a need for Batman.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Getting Educated..

One of the great things I love about writing is the research. I didn't always feel that way, especially when doing school papers, but with the fast access we have to information I am enjoying the process.  As I look at the past, I wonder if I could have survived, or fit in during that time.  How different would my life be?  Would I be experiencing the same amount of joy that I have now?  No I don't need to have a Back to the Future moment or experience to make me thankful for what I have, but it would be a bit intriguing.

As I tangle with my latest couple, time travel and the issues of that time, I found myself drawn to more current issues.  I spent a good portion of the day just looking up individuals from days long gone and wondered what has their divining rod that go them going and kept them encouraged even in the true threat of danger.

Laws and regulations are nice sentiment but they will never change hearts.  People have to want to love and accept each other.  We must stop raising up a generation of whiners, or not raising our children to be appreciative and thankful.  They are not entitled to anything.  Many do not know what it means to live on the run or be hungry or scared someone is going to snatch you at any moment.  We have become too desensitized by our technology/entertainment we no long feel for people.

May we not forget we are part of the human race, First and then all the other differences are meant to make the world vibrant and sweeter.  Not separate us and think more highly of ourselves than we ought to.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 What is up with some people?

Took a breather from studying and as I was going through my email I saw an advertisement for a romance novel for ninety-nine cents and thought I'd take a look.  Although I am not looking for anything new to read (my nightstand is very ready for me to lighten its load once I finish with licensing) I was intrigued by the cover of the book. 

Although this wasn't one of those experiences where the comments below the article are more entertaining than the article, I was pulled in for a different reason.  I am going to pass on buying the book (this time),but I did read the reviews for the book.  From there I started reading reviews for other books that I had purchased (some read, others I am going to read).  I was greatly surprised by some of the reviews.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I have learned to be professionally courteous when I make comments about others' work, either you like it or you don't but some of the attacks are senseless.

I was a bit shocked by the very long comment one person wrote and they were only leaving a one star rating for the story.  I would think an email to the author would have been better.  Why go through all that trouble just to voice you didn't like someone's work?  I just don't understand why some people behave that way, especially since they do not have to.  Do they think the author is going to rewrite their work to appease them?  Not going to happen.  Good honest mistakes are one thing but people are getting beside themselves with some of their reviews.  Makes me wonder if they are even real.

I know not all I write will be liked or enjoyed but I am more receptive to an respective reader with a thoughtful comment than a commenter with their own agenda.  I won't be reading anymore reviews for a while.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year?

Well things started out good and then promptly hit the fan.  Well, not quite that bad but bad enough.  My laptop harddrive died and needed replacement.  I just wasn't up to buying a new laptop this year.  THEN the tech wasn't able to reinstall Windows on it, Thanks Toshiba and Microsoft for costing me more money!!
I should get the software sometime during the third week of January, so I am still without my laptop.  Thankfully I did back everything up and I can still work on my books and writing will I wait.
I hate waiting!!