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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pierwalker Log: February 22, 2018

Writing start: 10:27AM.
Finish: 2:20 PM.
Total new words: 1200
Edited (est.): 8000


1. Book Two of Angel: Off until Saturday

2. Failure: Off

3. Book Three Melody: Read-through

4. Watson: Off

5. Book Two Cheapery St.: Primary edit 2 completed!
Notes: It's reading pretty clean. I'm surprised. Someone posted a 3-star review of Book One on Smashwords. I won't read it, and neither will Kye. There's only one reason to post a 3-star review on the work of a totally unknown author, and that's to insult the author. It certainly isn't to share your opinion among throngs of readers who aren't there!

In any case, the gesture is fairly pathetic--and, as it turns out, completely impotent. I concern myself only with 5-star reviews. I've had enough criticism in my life to last ten lifetimes. I don't need anymore.

6. Dread Pirate Roberts (2): 200 new words
Notes: I finished the chapter today! I'll start the primaries Saturday!

7. Slum: 400 new words
Notes: It's reading well. In other words, it's entirely nightmarish and horrific.

8. T-Bag (new fan-fiction from Prison Break): 600 new words
Notes: I'll be interested what Prison Break fans on Archive or Wattpad think of this fan-fic as it progresses. I'm trying to present Teddy as an antihero, not a monster. That may not fly with folks. Oh, well.

Extra note: We're heading back to Brookings tomorrow to catch Black Panther again. As far as I'm concerned, it's second only to Wonder Woman in the superhero genre. I wasn't a fan of the genre at all until Wonder Woman; I'm probably not still, truth be told. But if movies like Wonder Woman and, now, Black Panther keep coming out, I'll happily go to see them--multiple times.

Speaking of heroes, the kids in Florida standing up to the NRA and bought-and-sold politicians after the school massacre--the umpteenth in this sad, sad nation--have inspired many millions, me included. They may have well started a movement--a revolution, one might say--after confronting these evil people. I'm all for them. With that in mind, I may blog about them Sunday, and about that revolution.

My opinions about people are harsh. I've been scolded by many to back off. I'm not going to. Indifference in this day and age equates to complicity with out-and-out mendacity and maliciousness. You stand up and you get involved, or be content to be judged by history as just as evil as the worst of the evildoers. It's that simple.

My published works reflect that unyielding opinion. All of them do, even ones as innocuous as The Candle. So will this blog. If that means I lose my entire readership, so be it. I'll blog to God.