Got A LOT of ground
to cover today. Not necessarily a lot by something like total
word count, but more variety of content and a checklist of items
to wade through.
As one idea, I’m
about to shut down for a bit to get the new book wrapped up.
The final run appears set at more than five dozen essays in
January Resolutions, and I’m kicking around four new
pieces that I believe will be part of the finished manuscript.
If they all make it, we may actually be only one or two away
from six dozen essays.
End result… I’ve
got a final draft to complete, some cover thoughts to bring
into focus, and a need to get it all packaged by the end of
the month so I can get a proof copy ordered while having time
left for any changes that might be needed before the release
date I’m looking at on November 24th.
So… you know… that’s
the major project I’ve got on the calendar. A few other assorted
odds and ends may mean that I don’t have a chance to be posting
much material over the next week or two. I might be able to
make some quick appearances, just not certain.
For today’s entry,
I’ve got a couple of redrafted essays to share. Both of these
were in the batch collected for January Resolutions,
but I tossed them in the first round of cuts. There’s really
no consistent reason for why I end up tossing essays out of
the mix when I’m looking over a large batch for a book. This
effort was no different, with well over one hundred pieces gathered
and the first wave of cuts simply being that they didn’t feel
right during quick reads.
In the case of these
two however, I found myself looking at them and instead of not
liking what I saw I found I was thinking about how this chunk
here might be better later on, and that chunk there could use
some fresh perspectives, and maybe a revision of another paragraph
might improve the point being made, and… in the end I didn’t
want to just toss them. I wanted to continue tinkering. So,
They may not be
perfect. (I never pretend anything on this site is.) But I like
where they’re headed. We’ll close up with those.
next effort for Spider-Man is getting crowded,
with Doctor Strange now joining the party. Marvel is setting
up a very interesting shift moving into the next phases.
is headed directly to Disney+. Not a stunning
change overall, but it is yet another noteworthy move as far
as film releases and the current status of theaters.
Here are those efforts…
the outsourcing of McDonald’s”
still means multi-headache”