Dark Matter

Watched on Netflix

I’ve just finished watching this show- Season 1 / 13 episodes. It’s nice to see creators: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie continuing their work in science fiction. I have wondered what would be next for these two after Stargate SG1, Atlantis, and Universe. It’s nice to see that they did not disappoint. I hope there will be a season 2 and many more.

Check out the IMDB Page here.

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The Social Media Struggle

The other night I’m sitting here thinking of what to do about this mess. The neighbors moved out- so the building is quiet, aside from a certain kitty making a ruckus. It’s difficult to think when she’s yowling.

Of course that’s not the current in a long list of complications I’ve had to content with over the years. It’s been a battle. There has been pressure to do one thing or another with my work, to have characters be of a certain concept or another, and then finally someone new told me something profound and empowering:

“If I succumb to the peer pressure about my book then the book is no longer mine.”

This has dealt with those individuals like a shield. And it was on to the next battle- the push with social media. I get it- having a platform is now a priority for anyone looking to be published. One of the major problems I have with this is making time for the actual writing. I’m not trying to be a pill here, think of it as a dose of common sense.

If time is spent working on the social media platform- the blogging, twitter, website, etc- where does a writer find the time to write? I don’t know about anyone else but it just doesn’t make sense- in my wheel house. If I can’t write then I can’t produce a novel. And if there’s no novel then all of that social media platform stuff is pointless.