Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hmm continued

And wouldn't you just know that they wouldn't have The Prestige there anymore?

So perhaps I'll buy it for cheaps online. Because after one chapter, I *must* it as good as it's opener?


Sometimes events during my day are very small. For instance, today:

I'm going to go see Avatar
I have a meeting with my writer's group from 3:30 - 4:30
And I"m incredibly excited about the opportunity to read The Prestige by Christopher Priest in Barnes and Noble while I wait for my Dad to pick me up. I've been waiting for a chance to do that for two weeks. Why don't I just buy the book?

I'm afraid I'll be disappointed if I actually give it all of my time...I'm 'shelf' reading it. Dad does this all the time on hour Barnes and Noble outings. We just go for a few hours, I read, wonder around in B & N and/or shop in the mall, and he just picks up the book he was reading last time we were there and reads where he left off. I think I've started doing this with The Prestige.

But I think I'll take A Praying Life by Paul Miller to finish and Les Miserables so I'll have gotten a little bit of school done today....

Writer's Meeting
Finish A Praying Life
Read in Les Miserables
The Prestige by Christopher Priest reading/daydreaming session
Dinner with Dad
Movie with Dad ( - ? if so, it'll prolly be a dollar theater showing of Sherlock Holmes - again. ) :D

Handsome Heroes Tip #1

If you're writing a story that involves a charming, handsome hero type with a past that nearly everyone likes, let him get beat up. Fans loving nothing better than to see their favorite hero suffer physical pain over something personal - whether it be over his job, girl, or childhood feud.

Why don't people see through devices like this?

Well, maybe they do. But the character is real and the character is suffering. And even if they notice this device, they'll still fall for it. Why?

Because I know what that is, but I still fall for it. Heroes aren't heroes unless they suffer. Compassion for a character is a sure shot way to get fans.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Random Things

1. I like Castle. He's a writer, and his interaction with Beckett, his mother and his daughter is so funny! Reminds me of Dad and I, a little bit....:D

2. Reading A Praying Life by Paul Miller. I think it is going to be one of my new favoritest favorite books. Can't wait to finish it. It's already making a difference in my life.

3. Need to work on The Great Elation, but Bumping Midnight is getting all appealing and fascinating again! Nebula and Lance, you'll just have to wait...Hurley and Marty need my writing attention right now. Oh, and so does Kylar from F.I.V.E.D.....

4. Wrote a paper on Severus Snape last night. :D

5. Editing paper on Knights today.

6. Castle comes on tonight. :)

7. Firefly is still excellent. Rewatched the episode Out of Gas the other I want to rewatch Serenity.

8. Reading Les Miserables and *loving* it.

9. Will post reads and recommended books of month soon....hopefully. I need to catch up first.

10. Going to see Avatar this week...I hope. Among lots of other things. Wow. Busy already.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Writing stuff

I tried to work on my book today, and it has thus far been profitless for more than one reason, I think.

1) I'm not sitting down and really concentrating on that and only that
2) I didn't have enough ideas and I wasn't prepared for this big important fun chapter that I've been excited about for awhile.
3) I did get a nice line out of it: Hurley said: "If I had a muse, I would spank it."
4) She got to feel my frustration. She too had a profitless writing session in chapter thirty-six.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Star Trek Quote

Kirk: Spock, are you in the library?

Spock: Indeed not. We're in a wilderness of arctic characteristics.

McCoy: He means its cold!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Funny, suddenly I've redeveloped my taste for Burger King chicken nuggets, even though I can taste the unhealthiness of them. I don't eat their burgers; Thanks for telling me Abbs. :P

T-Shirt War = ROTFL!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Books I am excited about reading soon:

1. The Entire Circle Book Series by Ted Dekker
2. A Praying Life by Paul Miller
3. No Compromise by Melody Green
4. Tea with Hezbollah by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearas
5. Star Trek Academy by William Shatner
6. Star Trek 4 and 5 by James Blish
7. The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
8. North, or Be Eaten! by Andrew Peterson
9. The Narrative Life of David Crocket by David Crocket

Just to name a few. All of these I would like to read this month. Will this happen? Probably not. But I would love for it to. This year I want to broaden my reportoire of biographies, theology, and some other kinds of non-fiction (Tea with Hezbollah). I'm excited about all of those. Oh, and today I'm going to start reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo! I'm sure I'll have lots of quotes and great things to say about him soon. Can't wait. Must go. School to do, then on to bigger and better things: reading ! ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Cereal is good. That's all I'm gonna say. It's good and the milk in it is even better and I just had a bowl and it was great. Forget the weight loss benefits - Special K tastes good, and that's why I eat it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Psych Quote

Gus: Have you ever read the Bible Shawn?
Shawn: *defensive expression* Genesis, Exorcist, Leviathan, Dooooo... the right thing.
Gus: Oh. My gosh.

Dad and I laughed very hard. Need I say anymore?