RiffTrax Live – Santa Claus!
Last week the RiffTrax crew – Mike, Bill, and Kevin – took on a film for the holidays: Santa Claus.
It was no ordinary holiday movie, though. This Mexican film was directed by someone who grew up in the carny business – and it shows in the weirdness of the story. What little story exists, anyway. The devil sends his minion Pitch to thwart Santa’s plans, but fortunately Santa has senile old Merlin and creepy mechanical reindeer to help him. (Folks, you can’t make this stuff up unless you’re on some really good drugs.)
As always, it was hilarious, and Mike, Bill, and Kevin had no trouble making fun of the film. If you’ve never seen a broadcast of the show, you need to catch the next one!
Blogger buddy Susan Kane got to go see the show as well last Thursday, which was her birthday!
Before the show, they present a series of slides. Here are some for your enjoyment!
At the A to Z Blog today is Cat Starr from Astral Traveller and her theme of travels around the world.
This Wednesday, the IWSG site welcomes the amazing Sylvia Ney as she discusses the benefits of writing for small markets.
For her IWSG post last week, Chrys Fey wrote the most awesome and hilarious poem, ‘Twas the Night Before IWSG Day!
And it's finally free on Amazon!
And thanks to MJ Joachim who review the IWSG book last week.
By Pat Hatt
Pat has been featuring this twisted tale of cats, zombies, Darzin, and his blogging buddies (including me) on his site for the past few weeks – and it’s hilarious! Pick it up on Amazon
By Sean McLachlan
Pick it up on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords
Claudia Must Die
By TB Markinson
Amazon and Goodreads
Battle of the Bands
The results of last week’s Battle of the Bands and the song Cars, with my vote going to Fear Factory:
Gary Numan - 21
Fear Factory (featuring Gary Numan) – 12
Gary Numan beat… Gary Numan. Ironic, huh?
Writing Habits – Before and After
Last week, Rachna Chhabria posted about not having enough time to write. She noted ‘I read somewhere that a writer gets the maximum amount of time to write their first book, after that there are sundry things occupying a writer’s life space: book tours, book signing events, author interactive sessions etc.’
That got me to thinking about the way I write now as opposed to pre-publication. It took me almost a year to write my first book. (Not counting edits.) The three books since that time have taken two to four months for the first draft.
And of course now, I do have author duties and an online presence that takes a chunk of my time.
Looking back, I realized that first book was written in sporadic, stolen chunks of time. The other three were written during dedicated blocks of time. The big difference, despite the extra demands on my time, was my focus. I knew I had to get them done and set aside three-five hours to write every single night no matter what.
So, that’s how my writing habits have changed. Have yours changed?
Anyone else catch RiffTrax last week? (Or had the misfortune of seeing that film without RiffTrax’s help?) Catch Chrys’ post? Downloaded the IWSG book? Getting some new books? And have your writing habits changed?
Don’t forget to visit Elizabeth S. Craig!
And not posting again until next Monday, so see you then.
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