A Halloween Music Monday: “Scarecrow” By Ministry

Happy Halloween, everybody!

Staring in the face of condemnation
Laughter fills the sky instead of rain

Live my life alone in resignation
Arms outstretched for those who cannot see

Scarecrow

Write on.

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Music Monday: “Some Velvet Morning” By Primal Scream

Maybe not an obvious Halloween or October song, but it did feature on my homebrewed Spike and Drusilla soundtrack back in my Buffy the Vampire Slayer watching heyday and it reminds me of vampires. So there.

Some velvet morning when I’m straight
I’m gonna open up your gate
Some velvet morning when I’m straight
I’m gonna open up your gate

Flowers growing on a hill, dragonflies and daffodils
Learn from us very much, look at us but do not touch

Write on.

Music Monday: Everyday Is Halloween By Ministry

I love the fall months, and not just because of Halloween, but man do I love Halloween!

There will probably be more music posts than just Mondays this month. I thought I’d share a bit of my Halloween playlist. Anyway, have fun trick or treating groovy ghouls.

Well I live with snakes and lizards
And other things that go bump in the night
Cos to me everyday is Halloween
I have given up hiding and started to fight
I have started to fight

Write on!

October Goals

So looking back, I see I didn’t post any goals for either August or September. It’s been so long since a goals blog went live, that the last time I posted, Too Far Gone didn’t even have its final name yet. I couldn’t even remember what I’d said my July goals were. Turns out, they’re much the same as my October Goals.

  • Work on Thunder Road Book 3.

As with July, I find the following statements are still true: I’m satisfied, if not overjoyed, with my progress. I will be overjoyed when it is done.

**There can be no joy until it is done.**

As such, I am modifying that goal.

  • Finish current draft of Too Far Gone.

There, I said it. Now I have to do it. I want this draft done so that I can get it off to my first readers with lots of time to spare to revise it before it goes to my publisher. One of my yearly goals was to participate in NaNoWrimo again, and I definitely have a book that I want to write, but if Too Far Gone isn’t done, that’s not going to happen. Even if that third book is out of my hands, I might spend November polishing and drafting a few short stories I’ve been meaning to get to. After all, that was another goal. As was polishing up another old manuscript.

October has a lot going on. I attended VCon for the Prix Aurora Awards (thank you everyone who nominated Tombstone Blues, and ChiSeries Winnipeg!). I have a wedding to attend in Ontario and C4 Comic Con starts on Halloween Friday (right now I am torn between dressing up like Robocop and Inspector Spacetime). Fortunately, I’ve also got a write-in weekend scheduled with some friends, and I always get a lot of work done at those.

In non-writing goals, I finally own a copy of Roger Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October (one of my favourites by him).

A  Night in the Lonesome October

Each chapter is a single day in the month of October, and so I will be rereading one chapter of A Night in the Lonesome October a day through the month. I’ve been tweeting impressions with the #ANightInTheLonesomeOctober hashtag, if anyone is interested in following along. Hat tip to my Fungi editor, Orrin Grey, for giving me the idea for this reread a while back.

Write on!