First things first, I want to take a moment to welcome everyone who liked and/or follow
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Lost in Space
About two weeks ago or so I told you I’d given in and got us Netflix. It’s been interesting flipping through to see what’s available. Well, tonight we just started watching the new version of Lost in Space. I’m skeptical about where it’ll go from this first episode because I’m having a hard time getting past some of what I’m seeing already in that episode. I know, it’s a remake of a cheesy sci-fi movie back in the 1960s. A mash-up of The Swiss Family Robinson novel and a Gold Key Comics comic book called Space Family Robinson inspired the original Lost in Space. And, yeah, I’m not sure the new spin on it is much of an improvement. It has cooler special effects and cinematography, which I expect out of a show fifty years newer. I will give it that. And I will continue watching unless it gets super bad because that’s the way I am. I’ll let you know where it goes from here. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve seen it, what you think of the show.
I was so excited this weekend that I finally got more words down on a story than I have in a long, long time. It’s a fantasy novella, prequel of sorts to a story I have coming out from Three Furies Press. I don’t have a definite release date yet, but I believe it’s scheduled for later this year. The story I’m working on now goes back in time to where one of the main characters first learns of everything. My plan is to have the whole story arc told in a series of novellas, almost like stories from a history book or a diary. But I got around 2000 words on the current one done this weekend! That’s like a fifth of the target length for the whole story. I’ve struggled to get much for words down in the last few months. Things have just been so crazy and stressful and all. I got laid off. Then my father-in-law passed away while I was off. I started a new job. Then my husband got reassigned to a different shift because they eliminated his original shift. At least he still has a job, and my current job is so much better than the one I was laid off from. It has all been one crazy change, though, which has made writing so much more challenging than I’ve had it be in a long time. So, this is such a cool and awesome win.