I speak about my journey and my experience in the Leadership Pasadena course.
The Muses Affecting My Next Book.
The song holds the distinction of holding the top two slots on the British singles charts simultaneously. You’d never guess while listening to the brilliantly orchestrated “I Am the Walrus” that when John Lennon first played an acoustic version of his song “I Am the Walrus” for his bandmates and their producer George Martin, the room went ominously quiet until George asked him, “What the @#$% am I supposed to do with that?”
Not the type of invite I would have conjured in my imagination, but it was an invite nonetheless. The promise was that there would be interesting people to meet.
While this promise tends to meet a raised eyebrow of suspicion, the good doctor extending the invite was a peculiar man himself. He probed with questions and comments that felt like smacks from a soft-faced hammer. Each one delivered with force, but tempered with a congeniality that obscured whether malice or a lack of social graces was behind the strike.
And there it was, both in the setup and the payoff in Neil Gaiman’s short story, “The Monarch of the Glen”.
There was the quiet war between the wealthy and the commoner. The agents in-between, manipulating people and events for unknowable masters for mysterious reasons. There was Shadow Moon, the character who fielded the doctor’s questions and got his invite to a party he never should have attended.
They say you never forget your first love.
My experience says this is true; even if it’s your fault that love didn’t work out the first time around.
After all, I’ve found a way to give that first love a second chance. But first, we should start at the beginning.
The best part of hard times is the moment you begin to overcome them.
As I mentally prepared myself to dive back into The Gospel of Wolves Storyworld, I knew I wanted to capture the tone of where I’m at right now in life and set it to story.