Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Life Gets in the Way

My goal is to write more this year.  Besides writing on the blogs and for my writer's group, The Burrow, I haven't really written much in the past two years.  I feel a little bit like an underachiever.  Yes, I am a mother of three, wife, daughter and teacher.  However, I feel like when it comes to writing, I could have done more.  This year, I declare openly to do more than just write outlines.  I will write more consistently.   I will edit after I have written my first novel.

That felt good!  I will write a novel this year!

Drabble- a story written in exactly 100 words.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Journal Writing

Contemplating Writing Routines

It's been a very long time since I've written anything creative and didn't really know how to get back in the swing of things.  I figured if I write in a journal at least five times per week, perhaps by the end of the year, I will have made this part of my daily routine and actually finish one of the many "works in progress" I started two years ago.  I was thinking that maybe joining one of the WriMos isn't such a bad idea. However, time constraints tend to limit my creativity.  Oh well, I'll see how it goes.

Drabble- n.  story written in exactly one hundred words.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Movies in 2012 That I would love to see!

1.  The Hobbit-  Ever since The Lord of the Rings, I have wondered whether Peter Jackson will direct the prequel.  Well, my question has been answered because in December, I get to see all of my favorite actors in The Hobbit!  This means I will have to read the book for the third or fourth time (lost count).  :D

2.  Brave-  This is a 3D animated tale of Scottish highlanders that must recruit their first born children in overcoming some unmentionable dark evil being.  However, for one family, their first born is a girl and they are unwilling to allow her to compete in any combat.  She is the best archer and marksman in the village and she soon gets her chance to prove her worth.

3.  Snow White and The Huntsman-  This is not your typical children's fairytale. Matter of fact, this is the grown up version and unsuitable for anyone under 13.  Scarlett Johansen plays the evil, beautiful queen and Kristie Stewart plays Snow White.  The tale is dark, action packed and contains beautiful imagery.  It's a must see for me!

4.  The Avengers-  Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk.  Need I say more!

5.  The Amazing Spiderman-  This takes a different twist on Peter Parker's history before he becomes Spiderman.  It is darker, more menacing and delves into the psyche of a young man wrought with tragedy and sadness.  I think this just may give the 2002 version a run for its money.

6.  Django Unchained- This is a Quentin Tarrantino directed movie so you know there will be plenty of action.  However, for those feint of heart, there will also be plenty of gore.  It is a story about a runaway slave with a penchant for vengeance.  There isn't a trailer yet but if it's anything like Inglorious Basterds then I'm in.

7.  The Dark Knight Rises- I put this on the list only because my husband wants to see it.  I saw the others where Christian Bale is Batman and I just don't buy it.  I also am a little put off by the thought of Heath Ledger being the best Joker ever.  No, Jack Nicholson was the best Joker and I will not change my opinion simply because Ledger overdosed and killed himself before the release of The Dark Knight.  

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I love this as a New Year poem, especially for kids.  :D

The New Year Babe 

The "New Year Babe" is always hailed with shouts of greatest joy,
Though no one seems to really know if it's a girl or boy.
Good Mother Earth opes wide her arms and takes the baby in
While big and little people help to raise an awful din.

And just as soon as "New Year Babe" has made its grand debut,
Then all the folks make big resolves and say what they will do
Before the Baby Year has grown old and worn with time,
When it must leave us while the bells for a new year will chime.

But all resolves are very hard to always keep in mind,
And somehow they get broken and the pieces hoary with old age,
We're glad to turn a fresh new leaf and close our last year's page.

poem by Winifred Sackville Stoner Jr.

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