So…maybe you noticed, I’ve been away for a while. Not like out of town away, just away. I’ve focused on my novel in between other things and originally my plan was to not post until it was finished. The painful thing about that is I’m so close it actually pains me to write this, but it’s amazing how fast time has gotten away from me and I’ve missed you! Among the “other” things which has kept
me away is yet another issue with my home, this time a plumbing problem that leaked through the floor and into my writing office/fishing workroom in the garage! No significant damage this time however and let’s pray it will no longer be a problem.
My writing proficiency took a big hit about the time of my last post as that’s when I began working nights at the local theater. I finally got into a groove again but it’s the second-to-last chapter which has me confounded.
I’ve re-written the ending “fight scene” multiple times and I’m just not happy with it. That’s how close I am to being done, just one dang scene away! I’ve promised myself I’ll do it once more then it’s going to my beta-readers and perhaps they’ll have some input for me I can use. Regardless, my plan is to have it ready for release in October. Halloween would be a cool time for it.
Speaking of my second job let me first say, I love it. I managed a theater in Colorado Springs for a few years and had a blast. Now I’m just another employee as I really don’t need the headache of managing two places. I’m also finding that customer issues don’t bother me as much and honestly just roll right off me as I shrug them off. There is one however which reared its ugly, stupid head again with the release of Stephen King’s, “IT” which is the dreaded R rating. Dun-Dun-Daa!
I won’t go into a torrent about it but let me just remind people that the MPAA is the group responsible for rating movies. They’ve been around since the 1920’s and the system in use today has been mostly unchanged since the late-80’s. I’m actually old enough to remember when “PG” was called “M” for Mature! The ratings are in place to inform viewers of what to expect, and likewise protect theaters. Theater chains can actually get into a lot of trouble, and that employee fired, for not checking ID and allowing a minor to enter a R rated movie! See the graph for the rules that we must all abide by and please, don’t be that parent who pretends like this is something new. We all know about R-rated movies one way or another!
Funny story, I once was chewed out by a woman who wanted me to allow her 13 year old to see “Hostel” (basically a horror-porn type movie). She eventually relented and purchased a second ticket for herself only to come out later, her face a sickly green, and dragging her son by the ear beside her. Then she proceeded to chew me out for showing a disgusting movie like that haha! Oh man, the stories I could tell.
See you again real soon!