Rear View Mirror – March 2023

March was so busy for me, I probably don’t remember everything I did. I’m still debating whether that is a good thing or a bad thing.

PUBLISHED – “All the Time in the World”
Getting this novella published was special for me for the simple fact that It’s been ‘in the works’ for a heluva lot longer than I want to reveal. Check out All the Time in the World here!

I did a bit of equipment shopping this past month. I bought a used 4 channel amp that matches the one I used to use on stage way back when. I bought a new speaker cabinet, probably not as powerful as the ones I used to have, but just right for what I’m doing now. I bought a microphone and stand. I also bought an assortment of cables and adaptors. I purposely avoided the keyboards and effects sections; those purchases will come later.

Video channel
March saw me performing much R&D work in preparation of launching my vlog channel. I even recorded and produced two ‘short’ videos (one I like and have slated for eventual launch, the other I like well enough that I want to make it better by re-shooting it). What I learned in March will be put to use in April; it’ll still very much be R&D based, but I’m expecting I will be ready to create launchable videos by this time, next month.

Progress of Metzgerhund Retreat
My March efforts here have not so much been with actual writing as it was with putting the story’s pieces together. One of the most frustrating things for me is to complete what I think is a solid story arc, then to read through it and realize there are loose ends…or, worse than that, continuity mismatches. I really don’t like it when that happens, but I’m happy and relieved when I uncover them. It reminds me of my days as a software tester, and how many times the developers got pissed at me because I showed them their code wasn’t as bulletproof as their egos convinced them it was. I told them: “Would you rather have me find your mistakes, or the paying customer?” Same logic applies here.

Alien World Books
Not much was accomplished here. I worked on maps. That was about it. But, as it just so happened, I was leafing through my hard drive files, and came across a few directories that host several of my space-based science fiction story ideas. The ideas I’m itching to turn into reality. Sooner than later. Finishing the alien world books will lead the way for that reality to happen. And, just like that, there’s my kick in the pants.

April, here I come!

About Steve 46th

I like creating things. I draw energy and passion from music. I enjoy solving puzzles and mysteries. I would be quite happy spending the rest of my life playing games with words for the enjoyment of others.
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