Lack of sleep and The Curse of the Spiral

So, I’ve decided to try a new writing schedule.  I’ve been having problems leaving work at work, and that makes it really tough to get into a writing frame of mind.  I was still getting my writing done, but some days it was a real struggle.

That’s why today I woke up at 4:45AM.  I got an hour’s worth of writing done before work, and it felt great.  The words just crackled out of my head.  I think this schedule might be here to stay.

I watched Uzumaki this weekend.  This movie is based on my favorite manga.  The three-book series is one of the creepiest things I’ve ever read.  The movie, on the other hand, is played mostly for comedy.  Not to mention that it only covers part of the first book and maybe a dash of the second.

Uzumaki is really a great idea.  A small town in Japan is haunted by… spirals.  It’s an idea that doesn’t sound like it should work, but it does.  A lot of the stuff I’ve been writing in the past few years, as I’ve tried to get a little weirder, has been influenced by Uzumaki.

You should check it out.  Go grab the first book.  I promise you’ll snatch up the other two as soon as possible.

2 thoughts on “Lack of sleep and The Curse of the Spiral

  1. I was a fan of the movie before I ever read the manga. Both are good. My next tattoo is most likely going to be either the Uzumaki logo on my right arm (where I already have logos from Dead Alive-aka Braindead-and Return of the Living Dead) or the lovers twisting together from the Uzumaki manga (the teens on the beach, not the couple at the end of the series) spiraling up arounud my left leg.
    Awesome you brought this up though; Uzumaki is fantastic and not as widely known as it deserves.

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