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Friday 5

1. We've reached the halfway point of Grapemo 2013. YAY US! Please remember to send in your progress reports by Sunday night for positing on Monday.

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2. I'm reading MR. MURDER by Dean Koontz in my "spare time"--scary as hell! Scary enough that I seriously had to put it down more than once. THAT. SCARY.

3. I also just finished SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK as I like to read the novel before I see the film. I was pretty disappointed in the book, both from the perspective of a psych nurse and that of a reader who did not need the thousands and thousands of repetitive, boring, whogivesacrap football references that take up over half the book. Apologies to the author, but if it hadn't been on my Nook I would've thrown it across the room. However, I understand the movie is fabulous.

4. My wip and I are not seeing eye-to-eye. We have had a love-hate relationship for about 3 years now. I've realized the pages I'm revising need more rewriting than actual revising, and it's thrown me into a tizzy because even though I know where I want the story to go, I'm not exactly certain how to get it to that point. My MC is not not cooperating. After 3 years she's set in her ways and now I'm about ready to fire up the blow torch. Note: Quite truthfully, part of the problem is the project I have waiting in the wings, like the hunky old boyfriend who suddenly turns up after you've already committed yourself to someone else. It's very distracting.

5. Beth and I are still plugging through the miniseries WINDS OF WAR, aka How Stupid Characters Screw Up Awesome Stories. Briney and Natalie finally tied the knot in Lisbon of all places, and now Briney (who punched out the German ambassador to Portugal for referring to Natalie as Briney's "Jew wife") is off on a submarine somewhere and Natalie's headed back to Italy (again!) to try to get her stoooopid uncle safely out of the country. At this point I'd leave his ass there. I mean, dude, seriously! Of course after Briney and Nat's long tearful farewell, and their promise to see each other in two month's time, you know damn well something's going to happen to Natalie. Sadly, I'm guessing a pair of striped pajamas. In the meantime Briney's mom is fooling around with Peter Graves, while his dad is tempted to fool around with some blond English WAF chick who looks to be about his own daughter's age (so far just a few sloppy kisses between them.) Looking forward to reading the book once I get through all the DVDs...


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Feb. 15th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
You've made me interested in checking out MR. MURDER now. I've been looking for a truly scary book for some time. I want one to scare me the way a movie can. Maybe this is the book for me! :)

As for Silver Linings Playbook, I didn't read the book, but I did see the movie and it was okay. I don't know why it's getting as much hype as it has honestly. It wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't the best movie ever either. Eh.

Sorry you're WIP is being a pain... and that your other project is only making it harder by being so appealing. :/
Feb. 16th, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
That WIP of yours I know well...and if the other story is begging to be told...GO FOR IT!
This one is your always-in-the-wings-never-quite-ready-for-the-prom date, LOL.

I know where you wanna go. Uh huh.

Just DO IT!
Feb. 17th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC)
I can't believe Grapemo is already halfway over. I feel so behind!

And Mr. Murder is that good, huh? I'll have to remember to check it out sometime. I remember enjoying Dean Koontz's writing in the past, but it's been years since I've picked up one of his books!

Good luck finally seeing eye-to-eye with your WIP! I hate it when they become so difficult to tackle like that...
Feb. 17th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
Mr. Murder is great! Definitely check it out.
Feb. 17th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I loved SLP the movie! I would probably not like the book, but those actors all had me riveted. It's one of my favorite films now. And reading your summary of WOW is reminding me of watching that mini series with my parents. Fun! So soapy!
Feb. 17th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
DEFINITELY soapy! I make fun of it but I'm totally addicted.
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