Saturday, May 28, 2016

Writing, Reading and Exploring

Hey All,

I'm been writing bits and pieces here and there.  In fact I've been trying a new style of writing just for fun.  By this time of the year I'm usually coming up with new story ideas but the creativity muse had not quite struck me yet.

On the musical front, a former co-worker of mine introduced me to several new blues artists. Some of them I've heard of before and others brand new. Expanding my musical horizons is always a plus. I never know what piece of music might set off a creativity explosion in me. Music is very much ingrained in my creative process.  Most of the pieces I write are written with music in the background and most chapters in my stories will give a nod to the piece of music currently playing or was playing.  I like sharing music with readers in that form and also it allows readers to explore their musical horizons should they wish.  It's one way to share music with others.

In the past week I saw a grey barred owl and it's baby.  I've never seen an owl in my area even though they live in the forest behind my house so it was a super treat to final see one. I was lucky to see an Indigo Bunting as well which is rare to see where I live.  I've manage to enjoy seeing an Eastern Phoebe, Catbird, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Chickadees, Yellow Finch and lots of other birds

Our two rabbits are running around the back yard at night along with seven chipmunks and unfortunately the same amount of squirrels.  There is one squirrel who I call "Fat Squirrel" who has one heck of a beer belly on him that had the nerve to steal my birdfeeder off the line and drag it away.  I have yet to find the feeder.

I apologize for the short post but it's 90 degrees out even though it's nearly 7 pm. I have no air conditioning so I'm slightly melting.

I hope all of you are well and keep up with your writing.  Camp NaNoWriMo is starting soon again so do check it out and get your summer writing on!

Rock on!
~Maynard