Quote du Jour:
â€œDarling, nothing is final ’til you’re dead, and even then, I’m sure God negotiates.â€
–Baroness de Ghent, Ever After
First & foremost: BIG HUGE CONGRATS TO LARA FOR FINISHING THE FIRST DRAFT OF HER NOVEL! Woohoo! You go girl! 🙂
We stopped at McDonaldâ€™s for dinner because I just couldnâ€™t bear the thought of cooking. I guess that makes me a bad mom. 😀
It was a movie marathon last night. We started with the movie Garfield. Not a great flick, but the kiddo likes it. He thinks the dog is funny (he calls the dog Pony instead of Odieâ€¦itâ€™s cute).
Afterwards, while he drew with map pencils, I started watching Ever After. I needed some new inspiration for my jousting novel. Not that this movie has jousting, but it has a great market scene and the masque, two things of which I needed to see to get a feel for (even though the movie is set two centuries later than my novelâ€¦still okay, I can work out the details later). Finished the movie, checked on my son, checked my email, and then back downstairs.
It was ten and I wasnâ€™t even sleepy. So I started watching the movie Timeline. Now, this isnâ€™t really all that great either, but Gerard Butler is absolutely dreamy in it. I love his accent and he has the most gorgeous eyes. AND the movie is set in the same year as my novel â€“ 1357 (in France and mine is set in Englandâ€¦ much later in the year.) So it was nice to get a feel for the era.
So by the time midnight rolls around, I stumble off the couch and to the bedroom. Thinking Iâ€™d go to sleep right away, I climb into bed.
Wrong. I tossed and turned for another hour.
So youâ€™d think Iâ€™d be all sleepy and tired today. But, surprisingly, I feel rather chippy. (Is that a word?) It might have something to do with that venti vanilla latte I stopped and splurged on this morning. And my son (who is nearly four) asked for a green tea frappacino. He loves â€˜em. DH will be beside himself when he sees I spent $7 at Starbucks this morning. Oh well! Heâ€™ll get over it. I get a paycheck too.
I didnâ€™t get any required writing done yesterday. Nothing on the serials at all and only a few words on the jousting novel.
I did start something new though. Wrote about three pages. I had been kicking around a new idea for a fantasy trilogy about dragons. I figured I needed to work on something else just to break it up a bit. Iâ€™m going to get back on the jousting novel today though. I have some fresh ideas for that.
As far as the dragon storiesâ€¦theyâ€™ll simmer for a while. Iâ€™m going to jot some ideas down as I think of them and just kind of see where it goes.
And.. another congrats is in order: Congratulations to Ashley Kath-Bilsky! She is the winner of the overall unpublished category in the prestigious Daphne du Maurier contest with her historical! Congrats, girl! Iâ€™m happy for you!