Friday, November 4, 2016

Try Not to Incinerate the City While Blowing Out the Candles On Your Birthday Cake, Dragon Breath!

It's hard to believe, but yesterday was my all-time favorite monster's birthday. It's also hard to believe he's a year younger than I am!

Photo: Legendary Pictures

Happy Birthday, Godzilla! Which city have you chosen to be your 62nd birthday meal? Tokoyo again? New York? London? Rome? Paris? Moscow?

Soem reports say he's just turned 62, others say 61. Where is our resident Godzilla expert? Gayle, is it 61 or 62?

Postscript: Birthday wishes out of the way, I've made a decision regarding my future writing projects. As I mentioned in my previous post, it's something I've been thinking about for a long time now. There are more books being published in 2016 than ever, thanks to the doors that have been opened to indie and self-publishing. That's a good thing. It would be even better if readership were not on the decline. Let's face it--technology has left us with increasingly shortened attention spans. Most of us prefer things we can do quickly, binge-watching TV not withstanding. Movies. YouTube. Short stories?

Anyway, I realized my dream a long time ago. I've published sixteen novels already. I've even been on a few bestseller lists. I've lost the enthusiasm for the long format--my last original novel, Final Hours, was under 200 pages and took six weeks to write. (According to some of the reviews on Amazon, it must read like I wrote it in six weeks!)

I've toyed with the notion of writing screenplays--but the truth is, I don't want to write screenplays, either. I'd much rather sell ideas. 

How's that for lazy, guys?

So as of next week, weekly installments of Sucker-Punched will appear here, on my blog. As for the other idea I mentioned in my last post, I'll probably set up another blog for that one--or, if I can't set it up the way I want it on Blogger, I might even go back to that WordPress blog I abandoned a week ago. Told you I have a short attention span!

Links for new posts, wherever I end up putting it, will appear here. 

Hey, as of last year, I'm officially retired. I'm no spring chicken , so it's time to enjoy retirement. Even when you have a passion for what you do, when it stops being fun, stop doing it!


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