Haven’t Seen “Endgame” Yet and Other Updates


Promotional poster for “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

No, I haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, and unless I go with my sons and grandson, I probably won’t see it in the theater. Yes, I’ve heard it is THE film to see, blowing away all of the other Marvel superhero movies, so I’m certainly stoked. I know my ten-year-old grandson is stoked. Hopefully, if I see it while it’s in the theaters, I’ll find a way to sit through a three plus hour film without a potty break.

I’m not particularly interested in spoilers, but given various complaints about how last year’s Avengers: Infinity War ended, I did write a commentary with a few predictions, though of course, I wasn’t (very) seriously suggesting that my crystal ball was any better than all the others.

I must also confess that I haven’t gotten around to seeing Captain Marvel yet, mainly because my grandson was completely uninterested in viewing it. That one I’ll probably just wait on and check it out as a DVD from my local library when the movie becomes available on disc. Yes, that might put me at a bit of a disadvantage watching “Endgame” first, but so be it. After all, this is entertainment, not life and death (and having said that, one of my Facebook “friends” who saw the movie said he left the theater crying).

There’s been a lull in short story submissions, so I’ve been using the time to work on two of my novels. I’ve got two chapters on both of them in second draft, and believe me, it’s time-consuming, since the first drafts left out so much detail. Still, it’s fun, but now I have to decide if I want to work on both books concurrently, or focus on one at a time.

As I’m finishing up William Gibson’s classic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer (which I’ll review soon), I’m also diving into Donald Maass’ book Writing the Breakout Novel: Insider Advice for Taking Your Fiction to the Next Level and the companion Workbook in an attempt to up my game. If I seriously want my novels to sell, they have to be better than I currently am.

Also, one of my short stories was recently “rejected,” not because there were too many submissions to the anthology and not because my writing sucked, but because the publisher received so few submissions, they decided to cancel the anthology (although it’s still listed on their website). I’m thinking they just didn’t market the submission very well.

Sunday is the day for puttering around the house and getting ready for the grandkids to come over this afternoon (even though I had them all day yesterday). Hopefully back to writing tonight or in the near future.

4 thoughts on “Haven’t Seen “Endgame” Yet and Other Updates

    • I generally like the Marvel films with a few exceptions. It’s more like movies are expensive in time and money, and if I’m going to go to one, I’d like to have some company. When I took my grandson to see “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” it was a joy to watch him laugh and enjoy the experience.

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