“How I Am Making My Selections”

Currently, I have no set order in which I am writing and publishing my blog posts here. What has been happening is that I will start pulling items of interest from the collection, examining them and then start writing on a particular item; other times I will start articles as I think of them. At present, I have about 15 different posts in some degree or another of completion. Then I will select one at some time before the scheduled publication date and do the research and writing to complete it.

But sometimes things can come straight from left field. For Instance, I was in the middle of writing a post on another movie (taking the recommendation from the online poll) but I happened to think of the movie "Our Man Flint" and suddenly the first paragraph almost wrote itself in my head. Once I thought of that, I just had to finish it.

Outside events can also affect the selection. Right now, I am trying to get a copy of the novel "Thirteen Women" by Tiffany Thayer, the source for the Myrna Loy / Irene Dunn movie of the same name, through inter-library loan. If I am able to get that then I will be able to complete the post on the movie and maybe do a separate one on the book, too, depending on what all is in it.

The same is true for a post on a non-fiction article I am researching: i am waiting to see if I can get a copy of a book the author of the article wrote to see if the article is included within, and to see if I can get any further biographical information about the author from the book, as there are elements of the article that trying to confirm. I originally wanted this post to be the second one I wrote but details of the research have pushed back the finish time.

I am trying not to do all of the easy stuff first: part of the intent here was to get me to seriously read or review the unfamiliar stuff and I do need to start doing more of that. Besides, there will be times when I won't have the time for the research or writing and will need something easy then, so I'm saving those up for the future.

So, I would like to say what I will be posting next week, and I do have something scheduled but still in production, so that may change. That is likely to remain the status quo for the foreseeable future.

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