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Monday Ramble

Enjoyed my week off.  I only picked up my WIP a couple of times.  Worked on the prologue and didn’t like it after two rewrites, so I set it aside. 

Over the week, I went to a wedding, celebrated a birthday, hung out with family, read books and watched a few movies.  I went on a simple, feel-good movie craze and watched some I really enjoyed. 

boots.jpgKinky Boots was just plain fun.  I genuinely enjoyed it.  Yes, there were a few areas I thought could have been explored a bit more, but as I said, I was in the mood for feel-good and this one delivered. I loved Lola.  You will, too. 🙂 

something.jpgAnother I really enjoyed was a romance called Something New that explored the difficulties of falling in love with someone of another race.  If you read online reviews, most think it’s an overdone subject and that this one barely scraped the surface, that it went overboard on the race issue, that it had clunky dialogue… blah, blah, blah.  Guess I was in the right mood, because I liked it.  Thought it was romantic and sexy–I liked the music, the lead actress, Sanaa Lathan, and I will be looking into other work from Simon Baker because man, he’s nice.   I, uh, ended up watching it more than once. <g>

So, now play time is over and intense rewriting begins.  Rubbing my hands here cuz I’m looking forward to it!  I’ve organized all my research notes into a big trapper keeper and can flip to the subjects needed.  I plan to spread my favorite reference books with these notes out on the kitchen table in the morning (Because it’s still Sunday night and this post will show a Monday date–which is weird.) and dig right in.  I want this book ready to submit in less than two months.

I’ll also soon be posting a few more detailed writing posts and maybe some on those favorite reference books.  And… I have a short, creepy story that is finally starting to gel in my head.  This has been a tough one–it refused to take any sort of pleasing shape and has been discarded over and over.  I’m hoping it will be cool enough to interest the folks at Apex Digest.  So yeah, it’s a dark one.

Oh and if you have time, swing by my cp’s blog and congratulate Rachel for finishing her monster first draft which came to a close at more than 150 thousand words!


  1. March 26, 2007    

    I like short and creepy, so good luck on that one too, but especially on the rewrite. I’m excited for you to finish.

    Hope your birthday was a memorable one!

  2. March 26, 2007    

    I loooooved Something New. I like chick flicks, and the 2 love interests are just plain hot!

  3. March 26, 2007    

    Yes, they were. But the blonde one had me at “I take hard earth and make it bloom.” Oh yeah.

    Sometimes, chick flicks just hit the right note. I also caught a cute one from 1999 called Something Irresistible with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Heather, went to the wedding on my birthday–but we all gathered afterward and had a blast. 🙂

  4. March 26, 2007    

    I’m glad you took some time off. That’s great. I’ve seen that Kinky Boots on cable, but didn’t know what it was about. Looks like I’ll have to try it!

  5. March 26, 2007    

    Aaaagggh! I did miss your birthday! Happy late birthday!

  6. March 26, 2007    

    BTW, late as usual, happy Birthday. I saw a straight-to- video, Naomi Judd movie this weekend that was well done and actually had the girl figure out what she wanted and didn’t want out of life and she managed to have a happy ending without a prince charming to save her in the end. Now if I remember the name, I’ll let you know, or look when I get home tonight.

  7. March 26, 2007    

    Rinda, I’m so glad you enjoyed your time off. Little breaks do wonders for the weary soul. 😉 I too loved Kinky Boots and Something New! I watched The Holiday this weekend and it was fabulous – you really must give it a try.

  8. March 26, 2007    

    The Holiday,eh? I will look it up! And I love Naomi Judd, Carol, so I can’t wait to hear the name of the film.

    No worries on the birthday– I was trying to ignore it anyway. And I spent the evening at a wedding for two 21 year-olds, so I felt a little old anyway. heh heh

  9. March 26, 2007    

    Jill, I couldn’t find Kinky Boots on Starz! I think they pulled it already. It’s seriously fun. Small Welsh town where a lot of people rely on their job at the shoe factory. Charlie inherits it from his father only to realize they need a niche in order to survive… Lola gives them that niche. Oh man, I laughed and sniffled and just genuinely had a good time.

  10. March 27, 2007    

    Got to love the Trapper Keeper. 🙂

    Good luck withe the second go round. This one is gonna knock some socks off!

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