Thanksgiving Over

Story Ideas: Movie Quote of the Day:
Isolde: If things were different. If we lived in a place without duty … would you be with me?
Tristan: That place does not exist.
Isolde: I’ll pretend it’s you.
–From Tristan and Isolde.

Well, a week of vacation has flown by once again. I spent Thanksgiving with my brother in Fort Worth. It was the first time I had seen him in years. It was good having my brother and I and our parents all together. Tempus Fugit. Now the Thanksgiving holiday is gone and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future now crowd and haunt us. We are now the third week into the third six weeks of our first semester. Before tomorrow, I must grade papers. I’m not looking forward to that.

Yesterday, sitting in the Starbucks along the bayou like a wounded Tristan, I worked on my Civil War Western. I’m at about 40,000 words. I plan on getting higher, then editing it and cutting it down to novella or small novel size. Then I’ll have to get it to my readers. I’ve been writing every day, mostly poetry, but now I realize I need to get my focus back on my fiction, which I’m sure the poetry I’ve written will help feed.