Monday, February 24, 2014

1 down...

Last night I finished The People That Time Forgot. In true Burroughs fashion, it sort of just ends. All the loose ends are tied up neatly, but the climax is a bit underwhelming. Over all, it's not his best work, but it was a fun little romp (weighing in at a scant 125 pages). Incidentally, when I was putting it back on the shelf, I noticed that I actually already have the first book in the Caspak series, The Land That Time Forgot. I'll have to dig into that one at some future date. It's much longer, and probably more detailed and better written.

The next from my pile is going to be a Mack Bolan book. I have a ton of these from the 70's and 80's, and I'd like to work through as many of them as I can. I had settled on a title, but after reading the reviews at, I'm thinking of finding a different one. Either way, they're all about 200 pages, so they fit my needs. I'm kind of excited to read some good, old-fashioned paramilitary action. These books provide a good inspiration for the type of writing I'm working on now.

Speaking of which, I haven't really been able to sit down with that project much lately. But, I plan to remedy that soon. Also, I'm probably going to alter my plan for this book. I'm still aiming for 50k words in the month of March. However, I will also aim for another 30-50k in April, with revisions and editing in May. As many pointed out, 50k is pretty short for a novel.

Other than that, school is in full swing. This class seemed like it was going to be difficult, but I am finding that much of the first few weeks are covering stuff I learned in my last class, so there's not a whole lot of reading and research required at this point. For my research paper this time I am focusing on the Teutonic Knights. I was going to compare/contrast the Templars, Hospitaller and Teutonics. But I have decided to narrow my focus. We'll see how that goes.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

There are 3 books in the Time forgot series. I read 'em all at various times. I should read them back to back to see if it makes any difference.