A Stephen King September
September is my favorite month. It's the month we say goodbye to summer and hello to the best season of the year, Fall. My birthday also falls (get it?) in September. So does Stephen King's. It's today actually. He turns 70.
IT the movie was released this month. It's one of my favorite King adaptations, maybe top 3, just behind The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me. It broke all sorts of box-office records for good reason. As a fan, I'm particularly glad because that means Part 2 will be green lit.
Also, Stephen and his son, Owen, wrote a book together called Sleeping Beauties. It's out...Tuesday, I believe. Anyway, they are on tour and my wife and I are going to the Naperville, IL stop on September 29th. It will be a nice getaway for the both of us. We both love to road trip and it's been a long time since we've been able to together since the birth of our children, which is okay by me, obviously. Book reviewer and online friend, David Spell, will also be in attendance. I look forward to meeting him in person.
The Twin Peaks finale was amazing and I must admit that I had to source out the meaning behind it. Regardless, it was a great experience. I'm looking forward to Stranger Things 2 and Mr. Mercedes if it ever appears on Amazon or Netflix.
Oh, and there is a movie adapted from a Bryan Smith novel with the same name, 68 Kill. It's all kinds of fun and disturbing. I recommend both.
Works in Progress
Work wise, the new book is coming along just fine. I ditched the tentative title but I won't dare talk about that or anything else in fear that I may sabotage the story. I know, silly right? So is believing you can one day earn enough money at storytelling to make a living. So there.
Thoughts to anyone who reads this who's been affected directly or indirectly by the recent wave of natural disasters. My heart goes out to you. Stay strong.