July 11th, 2012
Typing, Typing, Typing

I’ve had a busy appt. week this week and they’re not over yet. It’s making it tough to get my writing in. I’m determined to make more progress today. Frauke has designed another wonderful cover for Phantom Warriors: Riot. Now I just have to finish the book. I’d really like to get it up by the 26th. 🙂

I have decided to break down and order a treadmill. I want to get to the point where I’m actually running. I expect that to take a while, but in the meantime I plan on putting in several miles a week, even if I have to walk them all.

My artist friend, Michelle Terry came over the other day and gave me some pointers that will help with my ‘hair’ dilemma. It will still take lots of practice, but she gave me several new ways of approaching the task, so I’m excited to dive back in.

I’ve been looking into getting my books reviewed. I have a list of several professional places to approach. I feel fortunate that I haven’t really had any problems with reviewers. Some have liked my books and some have not. That’s just the nature of the game. As long as their review isn’t personal or contains a ton of spoilers, then I don’t mind what is posted. The reason I bring this up is because I stumbled across this SITE, while I was researching review sites.

Honestly, I give them kudos for taking on the folks at Goodreads. I’ve seen some horrifically bad behavior on that site. Enough to make me limit my participation there immensely. I pretty much keep track of what I’m reading and ignore everything else. I know not everyone on that site is sending their ‘packs’ out to personally attack authors (thank goodness), but there are enough of them to make me want to avoid interaction. I truly don’t have the temperament to deal with that kind of negativity. It’s one thing to hate a book. That’s kind of neither here nor there. Everybody has a right to their opinion. It’s quite another to have attack squads go after individuals. But as we all know, anonymity gives some people the sense of invincibility. Sad that…

Went to see TED last night. Dh and I were both of the same opinion. It was a better movie than we anticipated. The story was ‘bigger’. I don’t think you get that from the previews. At the same time, we thought it would be funnier. It had some funny moments, but it had just as many, if not more, semi-serious ones. We’re glad we went to see it, but it’s not one we’ll watch again. The bear was definitely the best part about it. 🙂

Next week, I’m going to see Magic Mike with a girlfriend. I’m not expecting much more than abs and some ‘interesting’ dance sequences. *ggg

Also caught Spiderman the other day. I actually liked Spiderman. I thought going in that it was a little too soon to remake Spiderman, since it had just been done ten years ago, but Andrew Garfield did a great job with bringing an emotional depth to Spiderman that we haven’t seen before. Emma Stone was a perfect counterpoint to his character. She comes off as smart, quick, and funny. A great combination for a character. Their chemistry sizzles onscreen. (I guess that’s why they’re dating now.) One of the really cool things about this Spiderman movie was that the 3D really worked for this film. I should state for the record that I’m not normally a fan of 3D. I don’t enjoy wearing those uncomfortable glasses. Instead of the 3D being (a money making gimmick) an afterthought, like it’s been in so many films lately, the 3D enhances this movie. At one point, the camera is positioned as if you’re looking through Spiderman’s eyes (gotta love special effects), while he’s flying through the city. If you’ve ever wondered what that would be like, you’ll know after watching the film. If you’ve been hesitant to see the movie, I recommend giving it a try. If you’re a Spiderman fan, then this film is a must see.

Now I’m off to work. Hi-Ho!

4 comments to “Typing, Typing, Typing”

  1. I went and saw Magic Mike last week and was very disappointed. LOl I was expecting something similar-ish to Burlesque. You know, light story, lots of dancing and eye candy…yeah… *I* felt there was very very little actual dialogue of any kind, and not enough dancing. LOL

    Definitely not enough (in acting, dialogue or dancing ) of Hot Joe M, or Matt Bomer. lol

  2. Sasha, I haven’t seen Burlesque, so I’m not sure what you were expecting. Disappointed to hear that there wasn’t a lot of dancing or dialogue. That is weird.

    Like I said, I’m not expecting much at all, so I doubt I’ll be disappointed. *ggg

  3. Very good reviews as usual. Thank you. You made me want to see Spiderman in 3D, which I didn’t think was possible. 🙂

    The commercials for Ted cracked me up. I wondered if it ever got past the one liners in the ads.

    I’m sure Frauke’s cover will be exceptional.

  4. Bernard, Like I said, I’m not a big 3D fan, but it really worked with Spiderman IMO.

    As for TED, yes, it did get past the one-liners. It actually has a lot more story than it appears to have.

    Yes, she always does a good job. I’m sending more work her way right now. *ggg