Evening Leisure

Posted Mon, 01/24/11

After awhile, long hours at the keyboard catch up to me. I worked until noon yesterday, but decided I needed a break. I'm only three chapters away from finishing The Twilight, yet sometimes it's wise to step away and clear out the cobwebs.

I spent a few hours playing Diner Dash: Flo on the Go (more computer time but the relaxing kind), and later in the evening watched television. There was a marathon of Law & Order SVU on USA in honor of Mariska Hargitay's birthday. Electing an early bedtime, I continued to watch the tube, enjoying episodes of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Ellery Queen. I don't recall viewing the shows when they were new to the world many years ago, but they were entertaining nonetheless.

Seeing Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen reminded me of Hellfighters, which is the only movie I've seen him in. The film also starred John Wayne, Vera Miles and Katharine Ross. I'm not a big fan of John Wayne in particular, or the typical western genre he found himself in, but make an exception for Hellfighters.

As tired as I was, I still had trouble falling asleep last night. As I come upon the finish of The Twilight, I'm often inspired to jot ideas when I'm away from the computer. I also like to handwrite quite frequently, always on a pad of quadrille paper with black pen. Once in awhile I get tired of being on the computer and like to settle with a pot of tea and a ballpoint. It's a relaxing form of writing for me since I'm not a natural typist. Writer's cramp eventually comes into play, but that goes without saying. Later, I get back on the computer and input my notes.

I wrote a large part of The Twilight several years ago, deciding to name it such because it signals the end for one of the major characters and puts another in a period of angst-ridden life reflection. However, the story has nothing to do with vampires as represented in the Twilight Series, which seems to be all the rage these days. I've never seen the shows or read the books, although they sound interesting, but the similarity in titles has me wondering if I should change mine. I'm not in the stratosphere of the aforementioned series nor ever expect to be, yet I take pride in my own work and don't want to mislead anyone with the title. I'll have to think on it for a bit.

It's Monday morning now, my previous day of laze over with. It's time to get back to work, and I'm more than ready and willing.

Tags: Collective Obsessions Saga; Games