Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Spring inspires me to do many things including working on my writing.

May is a great month, because temperatures are starting to warm (but they aren't too hot yet), and usually the rain has tapered off quite a bit because winter is finally letting go of its hold on the hemisphere. At least that's the way it seems here in Utah. I see the weather reports from Arizona and Las Vegas and those places already look uncomfortably hot. I also hope that those of you who participated in the A to Z challenge this year had a good time of it and got lots of followers. Now, it's time to answer the question that is posed by the Insecure Writer's Support Group. If you click HERE, you can sign up for this monthly blog fest yourself and hopefully pick up some visitors.
May 2 question - It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?
I think spring is an inspiration for many things, and writing is one of them. I like to sit by the open window on days off and write. I haven't done much of that yet, but I will. I can already feel the bug creeping up on me. I have one novel that needs some editing before I can send it off. That shouldn't be too hard. And then I'll have to start picking at some other stuff in-between reading good books.

I've been kind of blessed with good books lately. I'm reading some omnibus collections of comic books and then some sequels of series that I've followed for years are coming out. So yeah, there are lots of entertainment choices at hand. I just need to set aside the time to indulge them.

On the reading front, I have to figure out the difference between an omnibus and an absolute (which is another kind of comic book collection all stuffed in one cover). I think only the DC comics are producing "absolutes," because I haven't seen these attached to omnibus editions featuring Marvel comics. Specifically, this refers to me purchasing a copy of Absolute Sandman volume 1 or the Omnibus Sandman volume 1. I haven't read either (they are written by Neil Gaiman) and will more than likely inspire me to write. Anyway, maybe Pat Dilloway will stop by and answer for me which one is the one I should buy. I think the "absolutes" appear to be larger and therefore easier to read.

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  1. If you're on a reading kick, why not buy both?

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    1. Well, for one I don’t want multiple copies of the same story and two, they’re kinda pricey.

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    2. Oh no, if you buy both you'll only be able to afford the medium-sized jacuzzi!

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  2. I'm so ignorant when it comes to comic books. I recently learned about Neil Gaiman's Marvel 1602, so I'm more than a little behind.

    Glad that spring is an inspiration for you. Hope you get to take advantage of that this season.

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  3. You should look and see which issues each one contains.
    If the "absolute" thing is some marketing gimmick by DC, it may contain some added material that the omnibus doesn't have, since they are generally just the straight comic issues all stuffed into one book.

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  4. I agree you should check to see what each has. Tony Laplume would know better than me about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. I have no idea what an absolute might be. Can you take a sneak peek at each?

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  6. Lol, its good to know what category you are reading in. The cold weather in your area has been totally frustrating my schedule. HOpefully it will remain nice for my upcoming visit. I love writing near an open window with fresh cool air filtering in. I don't even mind the sneezes :)

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  7. I've got stacks and stacks (no exaggeration, sadly) of books I want to read, not to mention New Yorkers and Vanity Fairs. I will never, ever catch up, I've realized.

    As for spring and summer - they don't really inspire me to write, because anymore writing seems for me to be a neurosis: I've got a story in my head and I want to get it down on paper, and that can happen at any time of the year. Happily, at least I'm back into my one and only scifi novel and may finish it this summer.

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  8. While the weather may be inspiring, the end of school events put a damper on it for me. Maybe I'll get a chance this Summer, but I doubt it. Truth is, I just have make the time and doing.

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  9. It's a shame springtime in the UK isn't quite 'open window weather'! I didn't realise Neil Gamain had written any comics. I've never heard of 'absolutes'.

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