As an author I get inspiration from a lot of my own personal experiences, but it also comes primarily from the people I need to impress. My wife is a very critical person. She’s had to be, and it is a great asset as it has taken her to amazing places, and continues to keep her name achieving new heights. When I write, I know I have to impress her. Even if I don’t particularly write in a certain genre she likes, I know that if she says “it sucks,” then it does, so for me, passing my work onto an editor, must pass her screening first. It’s what helps me improve and learn.
Of course I also have to include my son and daughter. They are both direct inspiration for the characters I created in my 2 children’s books: A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS, and A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS.
The cover for my upcoming novel A COURSE FOR HUMANITY is better understood when reading it, but for the design I was inspired by this sculpture in Washington DC. It is called “Continuum” and couldn’t be more appropriate, as that is a government entity within the novel. Book will be released in March 2017.
More times than not I enjoy listening to silence while writing. This past weekend, the music I enjoyed while writing was the sounds of water flowing at Crystal Springs Resorts. #authorlifemonth feels so serene.
Although I’ve my main office at home, I have been writing in some amazing places lately. This week I had the pleasure of spending time at Crystal Springs Resorts. Here’s my in suite view.
I won’t go too in depth here because I feel that this game surprised me so much, that I don’t want to spoil it for others. I’ve been a huge fan of the Resident Evil game series since its beginning. After 6 I was left satisfied at a storyline that sort of closed out. 7 brings a fresh take on the franchise that is so much better than zombies.
This game scared the hell out of me at times, gave me anxiety, and had me so involved in the mystery of the story that I couldn’t put it down. If I claim that this is the best of the franchise, I don’t think I’m exaggerating. It IS the best one. The switch to a first person perspective, and the tweaking of inventory items is a loveable change.
With barely any ties to the other games at all this really does feel like a new adventure, and I can’t wait to see where they go with it. There is DLC coming out in the Spring, and I’ll be sure to check that out because I was left with a question or two.
My main question is a big spoiler, so skip this paragraph if you don’t want to know…. Maybe someone can give me a theory on it… Was that really Chris at the end? I don’t think so, because 1) he looked different, 2) he referred to himself as his last name, and 3) He was enemies with Wesker, so why name a gun after him? (If you missed the name of the weapon he throws you it is called “albert”.)
End spoilers… Anyway, overall the game gets 5 out of 5 sCrypt coffins in my book. It is the first game in a while that has really impressed me, and the introduction of all new characters was a relief.