Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday Tally plus non-writing thoughts

Status of my novel

total words to date: 61,975
pages: 269
completed chapters: 12

Last week's goals:
  • keep working on 100 day challenge - almost missed a couple days, but I got the writing in
  • finish chapter 12 - Yay! Eight more to go. Tempted to skip ch. 13, I'm so excited for 14... but I'll use that anticipation to write me to it.
  • finish storyboarding ch. 13 - very sketchy, but done
  • plotboard Mirror - not as unbalanced as I thought, but pace needs fixing. made lots of notes

Goals for this week:

  • keep working on 100 day challenge
  • write Fantasy newsletter (due Monday, still need a topic!!)
  • make revisions to last section of Mirror
  • write at least one scene in Emergence
  • make up new word (for contest with uber prizes)
My son starts school tomorrow. He'll be going to preschool for two hours, twice a week. I'm really looking forward to having the time to myself. Not that it will be fully to myself. He has class in the morning, and Mondays I babysit, Wednesdays my husband works from home. Still, I look forward to a break from my son, especially now that he's only napping a couple days a week. We met his teacher last Friday. She seems very nice. The class is small, only eight children. I hope he communicates with the other kids and teacher. His vocabulary is up to a couple dozen words, but I have yet to hear him talk in front of someone other than family (with the exception of "hi" and "bye").

Exercising is going well. I did miss one day last week, but didn't let it stop my routine altogether. I knew if I missed a second day it would be easier to skip it the third... and so on. Still waiting for the boosts of energy, as working out has been completely wearing me out. Only been two weeks though.

My husband surprised me Saturday by taking me out to eat (that was my down day, not feeling good and didn't exercise). We walked to The Training Table across the street. My husband had eaten at one before, but it was a first for me. The setting was unique - no servers. There's a phone by each table/booth which you use to order, then it rings when your food is ready to be picked up at the counter. My first thought was the menu is a bit pricey for hamburgers, but they are specialty burgers. I got the Verde Smothered Burger - extremely messy, but so good. Definitely worth the price. Their specialty dipping sauce is hickory sauce and mayo, also surprisingly good. We'll have to go back some other time.

We've been watching a lot of movies from Netflix lately, especially with network TV mostly between shows right now. Bridge to Terabithia had me crying, but I read the book so knew what was coming. I was afraid the movie would deviate too much from the book, as the previews show all the fantasy aspects, but it's NOT a fantasy. It's about the imagination, and friendships. Thankfully they stayed true to the book. Great movie, but don't go watching it expecting another Narnia. It's more of a My Girl if you want to compare movies. Other movies we've seen are 300, Casino Royale, and DejaVu. All good. So far the only movie I've been disappointed with
lately was Pom Poko. It's from Studio Ghibli, who did The Cat Returns, Nausicaa, Howl's Moving Castle, etc., so I hoped for better. It was too crude and narrated for my liking. I got bored instead of drawn into the story.

I've had some other thoughts and emotions stewing, but that's enough for today. I'll let these stew some more, address them Thursday (hopefully more coherently than if I wrote them now).

Have you watched any movies lately you'd like to recommend?

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful feel-good movie (well, it also has sad points) is Miss Potter, which is about Beatrix Potter. I loved it!