Archive for August, 2009

Friday, August 14th, 2009
So Much Going On

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging regularly. There is just so much going on right now. I just haven’t had time. I’m still making good progress on the YA. I may have an announcement next week. We’ll see. (And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the YA.)

Thank you for your patience.

Looking forward to seeing District 9. Please let it be better than GI Joe.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Bad Movies, How Do I Love Thee?

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I love me some bad monster movies. I will sit through the SyFy channel on a Saturday night and devour those horrific films like they are cotton candy. My love of bad movies also extends to action/adventures. With that in mind, we went to see G.I. Joe. on Saturday.

Wow! All I can say is WOW! 😯 I didn’t think it was possible (really I didn’t), but I’ve finally watched a movie that was so bad I couldn’t even enjoy the ‘bad’ aspect. And truly, that IS saying something. (And here I was thinking Wolverine blew.) I’d heard stories about the CGI being bad. They weren’t an exaggeration. My brother-in-law could’ve done better in his first year on the job. I was actually okay with the bad CGI though. Like I said, I can overlook a LOT in a bad movie. I’m easily entertained. (Bring on the original Blob, several versions of Dracula, Tremors, and I’m there. *g*)

There really wasn’t much of a story in G.I. Joe. I hadn’t expected there to be a good one, but it would’ve been nice if there’d been at least a little one. The most entertaining thing about the film was that it was like a Mummy reunion flick. Every time you turned around one of the characters from the Mummy popped up. (ie Rick, Benny, the Mummy, big bad guy who kidnapped Evie and her child, etc.) In that respect, it was funny. Other than that, it seemed REALLY long. Overly so. Lots of booms, gadgets and under-deverloped characters. No real emotions. People died. You didn’t care. People won. You didn’t care. Couple of baddies got what was coming to them. Yawn. 🙄 There’s a theme happening here.

Save your dollars and go see District 9 next Friday.

Thursday, August 6th, 2009
So Sad

Blake Snyder has passed away. So sad. He wrote this wonderful book called Save the Cat. I was fortunate enough to hear him speak at RWA in San Francisco. He was funny and quick witted. Truly made learning a pleasure. I bought his book when I got home because it sold out at the conference. He was supposed to be working on a Save the Cat romance version of his book with Nina Bruhns. I’d hoped to someday attend one of his other writing seminars. I guess that won’t be happening. I hope his family is able to find comfort in this difficult time. 🙁

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
A Picnic For Two

I’m over at Romancing the Blog today. Come over and challenge my theories.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
Writing, Reading, and Listening to French Music

I’m sitting in my office working on my YA, while listening to French torch singers. Sniffle. I so miss Paris. 🙁 Yesterday I was looking at a girl’s blog. She just went on vacation to Paris and had posted a TON of glorious pictures. The weather looked lovely and so did the city. Sigh. We really must get over there during the summer, but of course I’ll take Paris ANY time I can get it.

The writing is going well. Should hit a hundred pages by Friday. Really loving this YA story. Most fun I’ve had writing in a long time.

Just finished reading Bastion Club 7: Beyond Seduction by Stephanie Laurens. I’ve been reading these books in order and quite enjoying the progression. I didn’t think I was going to like this series even though I LOVED Captain Jack’s Woman (and yes, this one was long before the Captain Jack we now know and love). It took me getting to the third book for the series to hook me. Now I feel like I have to finish them, especially now that Daziel’s story has been released (and bought *g*).

Been watching shark attack week. Gulp! Still frightened. Damn Steven Spielberg and that toothy movie. 😯