I must say, what Chicago is becoming is horrendous. Merchants leaving, stores closing, violence approaching 90s levels but all over the city rather than in isolated areas, citizens unsafe, and police with no resources to do their jobs are overwhelming. All these horrible factors are changing the game all at once and there's not a … Continue reading The State of Chicago
I haven't been reading much and I also haven't been writing much. The last book I read was Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and the last bit of "writing" I did was editing Sirens. As far as Oliver Twist goes, it wasn't bad. It was a difficult read because of the vast vocabulary Dickens had … Continue reading 16AUG2022
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
Next on my reading spree following Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly. I felt like I couldn't read classic after classic because I either wouldn't finish them or I'd lose my groove of reading and then I wouldn't finish them. I felt that following a classic with a … Continue reading The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I've been on a bit of a reading spree lately. I wanted to finish a classic so I read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Not going to lie, that was a tough read but I found a way to help myself get through it without spending years trying to decipher Dostoevsky, especially at my … Continue reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
One thing I may have to come to terms with in my current novel, Sirens, is that I may have to rewrite the ending. I don't want to do that but one person recommended it and I feel like they may be right. I too felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I can't remember … Continue reading Utter Drivel.