K is home for spring break and we are doing a spring cleaning of sorts so everything is chaotic — more than usual — around here. I crave routine and I don’t got it.

I haven’t written anything new in a while. We’ve been busy with house stuff — yay! plumbers! — and my attention has been elsewhere. At first I felt guilty, then I gave myself permission to just let it slack. Although I’m a proponent of write every day, writers get stale just like everyone else. So although I’m editing stuff, I’m not writing new.

Now though, a new project is starting to niggle at me. Plot points, characters, setting — it’s all whispering. I’m getting that ooh! feeling when the storytelling falls into place. When I sit down to write finally I think I can get back into the groove of wooing the muse and getting my muscles back.

The zombie portion of this post is that we watched Dawn of the Dead last night. I knew that Shaun of the Dead was a homage to the zombie genre. The Shaun people also borrowed the cheery little theme music, which I hadn’t known til last night. I love Dawn of the Dead. It has layers.


kcheath · March 2, 2009 at 10:06 am

Oh, I love those two movies! Trying to get into Zombies myself here, since I’ll be sneaking them into my next novel [but don’t tell anybody–it’s going to freak out my critters when they come across it, since it’s not my usual style –LOL].

Spring is busy here too, and that does cut down on writing time while paradoxically also stimulating the Muse 🙂 What a wonderful challenge!

Hang in there.

Patrice Sarath · March 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Mmmm, zombies….

Bethe B. · March 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Have you heard about the book coming out in May – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith?

Patrice Sarath · March 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Oh yes! Cannot wait for it. It will be one of my purchases.

Bethe B. · March 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Hmmm – Since Apollocon in the following month, I may need to email the programming people with a panel idea – What other pieces of classic literature could be ehanced by the addition of Zombies? That would be a fun one to attend.

Patrice Sarath · March 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Or, which classical works already have zombies in them? A case could be made for Moby Dick, for instance. It’s like literary deconstruction in which all texts are analyzed from a gay perspective. That panel would rock.

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