About a year and a half ago, I’d decided to take a few days off writing to get all my writing (and other things hiding away in file boxes) sorted and arranged. It took much longer than usual, I think I kicked up enough dust to give me allergies, and I was sore afterwards. But I had a much more organized bookshelf and filing cabinet in the process.
The best part? On Saturday when I was looking for all the printouts, outtakes and notes for Walk in Silence (and pretty much every other project related to it dating back to 1988 or so), it took me all of a half hour. Boom, done. Which gave me even more time to actually sit down and read through some of these things this weekend. Bonus!
I’m also returning to my beloved 80s album collection again. As you can probably guess, I’m listening to the Smiths’ Strangeways, Here We Come from 1987 as I write this. I always found it kind of sadly amusing that I finally got into the band just as they were breaking up. Also, I’m enjoying the weekly radio show The 80s Underground (which I listen to via KSCU.com, but is also available via podcast) which plays on Wednesday afternoons. It’s a great show because the DJ does what he can to play the less-familiar tracks from great bands instead of the same ‘hits of yesteryear’. Worth checking out.
You might have guessed that I’m looking forward to getting this project done, even despite all the other writing projects I have surrounding it. I have all the resources at my fingertips now, and most other things I can easily find online, so it’s mostly just a matter of keeping focused and knowing the trail I need to follow. It’ll be tricky, but I think I can do it.
More to come!