oddly enough I picked up a copy of The girl with the dragon tattoo yesterday and started reading it today. I actually fell asleep asleep reading it on the train, it just hasn't hooked me yet; then again I'm only on page 24. But I've read so many good reviews on it so my expectations are high, I hope I don't get disappointed as well.
Oh, really? A lot of people love it, so maybe I’m an exception. Or maybe people just like it because they think they have to since it’s so big? I don’t know. It was just not written well (which I think could be partly attributed to being translated) and it put me to sleep a few times too lol good luck though. I hope you enjoy it more than I did! Let me know how you like it once you get further in.
It’s a complicated blend, of tenderness and aggression. Whatever gets you off, Whatever your obsession. Sex rules, use your god-given tools. Sex rules, I pity the fools, Who realize too late… Love, sex, and god are great!
When writing a contemporary character bio, try pretending you’re interviewing that character for an article. You could even write it in modern magazine style, e.g. “When I first saw Sarah she was sitting at the back of the cafe, typing away on her iPhone…”.
63 pages of my teen slasher done. Jon’s coming home tomorrow so I’m not going to be writing as much this week since I’ll be hanging out with the old crew. But I can still finish this before New Year’s. Only… 3 more people left to kill off and the reveal of the murderer.
I’m 13 pages into my backwoods slasher now too. Again, I’m not a fan of writing outlines but they make life so much easier when I open that Final Draft document because everything is right there. And the process of outlining is getting slightly more enjoyable because of that face. Slightly.
I want to see Young Adult so bad, but I'm afraid it'll just make me a mess. Based off of what I know about it, I think it's basically about a future me if I had a vagina.
LMAO!!! Okay, that’s how I felt. I was watching it and I think I had a little TOO much in common with Charlize Theron’s character/didn’t see what was so wrong about some of the things she was doing haha there were definitely moments where I was like, “Yeah… that’s definitely me if I was a 37-year-old white woman.” But it’s really good! Face the music and see it haha
To this blog. I was already a horrible, horrible parent to my first iPhone when I let him get washed with my jeans after the debauchery of my birthday night. But I’ve been doing better! My new son, Ivan the iPhone, has been treated well… this blog has been mildly neglected though. At least of actual posts. I’ll reblog all day, but I find people who do that annoying (like post something original!!!) so I try not to make it a habit.
I think maybe I need to start doing weekly recaps of shows I watch or something. I’m still going to write about my life experiences/rant (but my life isn’t THAT exciting and contrary to my rants on here I’m actually a REALLY NICE person outside of tumblr… and less foul-mouthed). So yeah… maybe I’ll do that. It’s just like me to have this idea as all the shows are going on winter hiatus though :/
I’m on another health kick, so be prepared. I can’t even call it a health kick. More like a vanity kick. I need to get my body in shape. I’m comfortable with my appearance but I see room for improvement. I have this diet that I’m going to try starting in January (it’s impossible to diet in December… and I sound like a white female right now but it’s true). It’s only 15 days, but like an intense 15 days. I’m ready though. My face is starting to get rounder than I like.
I’m bored and waiting for King of Queens to go off so I can get my Roseanne on, so if it seems like I’m rambling aimlessly… I am.
I finished revisions of the comedy I’ve had an on-again/off-again relationship with for the past year and a half. I tightened up the third act a LOT. It still doesn’t have mainstream appeal so it will have to go the indie route if it ever saw the light of day, but it’s a good project to work on when I’m in between others. I need to start the second rewrite of my other comedy soon. I have 25 pages done of my teen slasher and I’m loving it so far. So fun to write.
I did some querying yesterday. Ugh. I hate querying. It’s just a very frustrating process because it seems impossible to get anyone to even glance at a word you wrote. And I get it, because everyone thinks they’re writer and these managers/agents are swamped with shitty scripts everyday so that’s what they’re expecting but it just sucks for those of us who actually know what we’re doing. That’s not to say everything I write is perfect, but I know structure, I make sure my stuff reads professionally (no typos/misspellings), I put a LOT into it… to be ignored (which is what it feels like). Again, I’m not trying to sound entitled but I read some scripts by amateurs like myself and just cringe. People think it’s easy but it’s hard work.
And that’s why I kind of want to do a web series or a low-budget, but well-made independent film. A few locations and some good writing. If no one will look at me, then I’ll do something else and try to put myself up on game. Equipment is so expensive though and I need a camera. It’s going to be an uphill battle, but you need to start somewhere. I need to try and get more involved with the film scene here. I tried once before (last summer) and wrote an entry about it… I did make some good connects, but they were also kind of weird, and I didn’t really have anything ready to produce with them yet. I should look into it again though.
Plan for tomorrow: write more of my teen slasher, see Young Adult, and beat Jay’s ass in Words with Friends.