Writing Update

Well, I am still flailing away at my Machine of Death short story, something that should’ve been complete a month ago. I’m making progress, and could hopefully finish it soon, but it is not yet done. To be honest with you, writing that one hasn’t been all that enjoyable. I will not give up, though.

I wonder why I’m having so much trouble with that one, as I also had trouble with the Shimmer Magazine Pirate story. Maybe it’s because it’s forcing me to write to someone else’s idea rather than my own? I hope that’s the reason and it isn’t because I am simply incapable of completing a short story. Again, I won’t give up.

I have been doing some writing and enjoying some writing. I have been contributing to a pretty funny story over on the Ficlets site (I have written 2 parts, another writer has written 5 parts). The story is written in the first person and is about a woman who wakes up to find a snake in her toilet. I turned the snake into a talking snake, and there is also a talking pigeon. It turns out the woman has to save the world from a cookie. Anyhow, it’s a pretty funny story. Here are the links:

Anyhow, it’s a pretty silly but I think well written story. Check it out. I have to say it’s pretty cool collaborating on a story with someone I have never met, but seems to have the same type of sense of humor as myself.

Senators 1, Penguins 0

Well, I’m losing my bet with Cavan so far. His Ottawa Senators won the first game of the series 6-3 against my Penguins, and let me tell you it was painful to watch. The Senators appeared ready for a playoff game from the moment the game started, hitting anything that moved, getting to all the loose pucks, and scoring just 97 seconds into the game. The Penguins, meanwhile looked adequately prepared for a pre-season mite scrimmage. The will need to be more prepared for the next game, or things will get ugly quickly. That said, it’s only one game.

I guess some joy can be found in that they Penguins decided to play midway through the third period and actually started to finish their checks and make plays happen. This led to some success for the Penguins, and I hope they learn a lesson.

I had my good friend and his wife over last night to watch the game, which seems to rarely happen since my daughter was born. It was nice to watch the game with my friend since we used to watch all the playoff games together when we were growing up. It was just like old times. I also have to say that my wife was really nice last night, giving our daughter a bath by herself (something I don’t know I could do alone) while I watched the game. Thanks honey :).

Well, Game 2 is Saturday afternoon, and I hope things turn out a little better. Congratulations to Cavan and his Ottawa Senators on their Game 1 victory.