Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ROW80 Check-In 8/24/11 and Journaling....Book/Movie

Quick update:  Nothing accomplished in the past updates, only journaled once, did not work on novel, did not work on a short story.  How's that for honesty?  *Hangs head in shame*  Once again, I'm sticking with the same goals list.  Not a difficult list unless you're a time-wasting procrastinator like me.  Must keep asking myself, "Do you want this, or not?"  Answer:  yes.  Reply:  "Okay, then, get off sit on your ass and write, damn it!"


--I'm going to do research, but I'm also going to start writing and research as I go.  I'm starting with a very small word count of 500 words per week.
--daily journaling (see today's entry below)
--I'm also going to work on one, maybe two, short stories for a couple of contests I'm going to enter.

Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is:  Book/Movie--Reflect on a book you've read and a movie that was based on it.

My favorite book , Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice--which I have read four times--was absolutely massacred by its film adaptation.  In my opinion, the best book of Rice's Vampire Chronicles because of its rich telling of the history and origin of her vampires, it did not deserve such a poorly written film.  Honestly, the only redeeming quality of the movie was the soundtrack and, perhaps, Stuart Townsend, who not too shabbily portrayed Lestat--the best vampire character of all time (again, in my opinion).


  1. Hey, but we're here. Hang in there and I'm a member of that same procrastination club with you.

  2. I like the name "Michelle" better. :) But I completely understand that procrastination thing. I tell myself I can procrastinate as long as I at least go through the motions of doing whatever it is I should be doing. Works every time (as long as I don't procrastinate about going through the motions).

  3. Due to a sick laptop, I didn't get a chance to read your post until now.

    Don't beat yourself up, Michelle. First, as AC says above, you've checked-in. We started this round with 103 participants, so I'd say you're doing pretty well to check-in at this point.

    I've had to take a break from writing to work on reading on the craft, and planning (which since I'm at least half pantser is really hard for me.

    See it as recharging the batteries, letting things simmer on a back burner, and just pick yourself back up and get back in the chair. I admire your honesty, and sing out if you need help--this group is very supportive.

  4. Thank you, ladies. I really appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. =O)


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