Saturday, April 16, 2011

Brain Wave

I had a brain wave in the shower yesterday. Several, in fact. My mind nearly exploded with creative possibilities and brilliant ideas. I took it as an excellent sign.

I'm totally going to attempt The Most Ginormous Revision Ever.

'Cause really, shower brain waves don't lie. True facts.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Books and Movies and Not Really Much Writing (oh my!)

So somehow it's April, and I don't know how that happened! Guess I'd better do my taxes soon, right?

Still haven't gotten much done on the writing front lately, although my subconscious has been doing some serious noodling the last couple of weeks, which is generally a good sign. Either a hardcore revision or a story/novel about post-apocalyptic Camelot should be seriously in the works soon. (Yes. Post-apocalyptic Camelot. Don't ask.)

Just got The Ring of Solomon and Sapphique in the mail from Amazon, so I'm super excited to read them. Also bought copies of StarCrossed and Plain Kate via one of my local Borders' going-out-of-business (sad face) sales. I ordered Rosemary Sutcliff's Mark of the Horse Lord, too, but it's currently out of stock on Amazon, so don't know when it will arrive. Love me some Sutcliff.

Which reminds me, I went to see The Eagle back in February (I think), and despite some book-to-movie-adaptation changes, I liked it a lot. Still think they should've kept the original title, but you'll have that. The movie was great, and the scenery was completely to die for. Dude.

Also saw the new Jane Eyre a couple weeks ago (I actually won a pair of free tickets via a GoodReads promotion, which was pretty cool), and although I heartily approved of the casting and costumes and sets and scenery, the movie didn't really do it for me. It felt a little like cliff-notes, and it was missing… I don't know. Something. Somewhere in the adaptation process they lost something important in translation. I was expecting the most awesome movie version of Jane Eyre ever to grace the silver screen, and it just… wasn't. Which made me sad. 'Cause, as I sad, the casting was awesome.

I'll leave you with this adorable little video: It's a Book!