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Whistling While I Write

Hello blog reading world! Here’s a nifty version of “Whistle While You Work.” The song was written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey for the 1937 movie “Snow White.” This version is performed by Satchmo so how can you go wrong?

I have said it a million times before but, since I love to hear the sound of my own typing, I’ll say it again. I love the *movie* “Snow White” but I do not like the *character* Snow White. That’s why I decided that I wanted to rework the story to give the girl half a brain. I’m on day 70 of my 100 day novel writing project and its going quite well. I like the story a lot. The writing is decidedly “first drafty” but hopefully that’ll get better when I edit.

My “Snow White” still ends up living with little dudes and talking to animals. She also gets a Prince Charming (though his role is almost as minor as his movie couterpart). Other than that, she’s pretty different from movie Snow White who is a freakin’ princess about to rule a kingdom. Maybe she should know better than to take food from an “old lady” with a “heart condition” who shows up in the middle of the nowhere with no visible means of transportation to “sell apples” in a completely unpopulated area. Especially when she knows there’s a magical person somewhere out there trying to kill her! Okay I know, it’s just a movie, I should really just relax, but c’mon!

PS- Writing a book is fun. I’m just dropping a line here to tell anyone who’s listening that I haven’t forgotten this blog.

If Being Busy Is Good Then I Want To Write!

Paul McCartney wrote “Paperback Writer” in 1966 and it topped the charts in 6 countries. It was the first Beatles non-love song released in the UK. (“Nowhere Man” was the first in the US.) You Tube poster says this was the very first music promotional video ever made. Apparently the youngster has never seen a soundie.

I WANT TO WRITE!!! A short story that is. Actually a couple of short stories. But I have no time!! I can’t write them at work because the subject matter is inappropriate to a corporate environment, and I haven’t two seconds to rub together when I get home. I know I know, if it’s important you make time. Maybe I should treat it like my whining since, clearly, I find plenty of time to do that!

Time Tunnel Therapy

The Time Tunnel was a scifi series which ran from 1967-1968. It’s available for viewing on Hulu. The plot involved two young scientists who step through a secret government time tunnel and get lost. For the next 30 episodes they’re bounced from major historic event to major historic event trying and failing to change the course of history. It would be nice if we could use the time machine to change election results, but the problem with that is they based the Time Tunnel premise on the Novikov self-consistency principle which states that recorded history cannot be altered because it has not already been altered (so says Wikipedia). While you try to figure out what the heck that means, enjoy the theme song “Time Travel Adventure.”

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I am participating! The reason I mention it is that my novel is about time travel. I have a great beginning, and an even better middle to the story but I am having a devil of a time with the end. I have a hard time imagining the consequences in the present for actions taken in the past. Hmm… nope, that comment was definitely about my book. My subconscious had nothing to do with the typing of this help me… I mean blog post!!

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