Monster Weekend and Feedback

I’ve got a fun weekend lined up.  I can’t wait.  The work day is going to drag something fierce because of it today, but hey… it’s Friday.  I can get through it.

Tonight is my final DSO concert for the season, and it’s a good one.  The Music of John Williams.  I think it goes without saying how incredible this one’s going to be.  I will, of course, blog all about it tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sitting down with my prospective writing partner to bounce around ideas on this serialized monster series.  No idea how that’ll turn out, and I have no expectations.  What happens, happens.  We’ll see what we end up with and go from there.

Along the same lines, I got to thinking about something.  When I did my review for the lost chapter of The Phantom of the Opera, I realized in my desire to reclaim these classic monsters in the old school tradition that the answer has been staring me in the face all this time.  At no additional cost to myself, I can serialize the first draft of these stories right here on this website, instantly copyrighting the work to me and allowing for immediate feedback.  Part of me thinks this entire project is overly ambitious, and maybe it is.  Thinking big has never been my problem; execution is usually my undoing.  For example, I’m already getting ahead of myself here, talking publication before there’s even an outline of what’s going on.  But that’s also what tomorrow’s about, figuring all of this out.  The only thing I know for certain is that having a project like this, no matter how it turns out, is going to be excellent therapy.  At any rate, I’ll let you know how it goes.  I have to assume that if you’re following my blog, you’re interested in such things, even if you’re not.

And that brings me to my final point of discussion for this particular entry.  I’ve had some followers drop me like a bad habit, I presume due to my ranting about my sensory issues — and I certainly don’t blame anyone for not want to read such rants.  I don’t like ranting.  I just need that exorcism sometimes.  Likewise, the vast majority of you have stayed with me, and I’ve even gained a few new followers.  I wanted to acknowledge all of you and say thank you.  I try to do that from time to time.

I don’t usually look for feedback.  It’s nice when I get it, but I largely assume that if you’re still following me, you’re at least mildly interested in what I post and skip over what you don’t care about.  But I’d like some feedback this time if it’s not objectionable to ask.  You see, sometimes my projects here are so overwhelming that a single blog post takes longer than I’d like to admit just due to the research involved.  At the same time, I juggle so many things here and elsewhere that I sometimes have to make myself aware of what I’ve maybe lost in the mix that needs to come back to the top of the pile.  I like to think I’m still playing to the audience on some level, even when I’m forced to admit that I more or less go where enthusiasm in the moment points me to go.  If anything, a lack of anything resembling discipline and organization is a bit of a hallmark for me.  So to that end, I’d like to hear from you.  What is it that you’re most interested in on this site?  Is there anything I could do better?  Time management, obviously, but beyond that?  Is there perhaps something I’m not doing at all that maybe I should be doing?  Let me know what you think, either in the comments for as long as they’re open, or via the contact page.  Your choice, of course.  Your choice.  And thanks in advance.

5 thoughts on “Monster Weekend and Feedback

  1. It’s your blog. You can write anything you like. If people find most of it interesting they will stick around, otherwise they won’t. I can’t think of anything importan I would like you to change – maybe the grey on black writing? But it’s perfectly legible if I don’t have the sun shining through the window behind me onto the screen.

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  2. Ok- maybe an edit button on the comments so I can fix my typo? Please? 😉

    I like your book and music reviews. The movie and actor stuff generally goes over my head and I skip those.

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  3. Good evening Sir Troy!

    I hope you have fun time at the DSO, but really how can you not!?

    As for feedback….It’s your blog! Write about what you love. No need to pander to an audience. 🙂

    Most of your movie reviews go over my head, but even there, I sometimes come across something that catches my curiosity, so I would not want to miss any of that.

    Really, it’s sometimes more about reading about your enthusiasm that what topic you’re picking. 🙂
    So, stick to writing about what you love.

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