Happy Monday Everyone 🙂
Hope you’re all in fine spirits. The warm weather is returning here again, but that’s okay! We have A/C now!
This week has been a bit of a busy one. With the A/C people coming in, we had to move a few things around and a few commitments meant less time for working on my writing, but even then things got accomplished. Here are some of the highlights from this week…
I mentioned last week about #WIPjoy being a month long event celebrating our works in progress. These are some of the standouts of mine from this past week:
Day 5: The character you relate to most and why
Day 8: Share a line that shows a character’s sense of humour:
Day 10: Share a line that makes you want to hug a character:
I’ve gotten through the first six chapters of my first draft of Heritage and I’ve made a BIG change! What is it you ask? Well, I’ve decided to change my point of view from 3rd person omniscient to first person (Peggie’s)!
I think that deserves the word ‘big’, don’t you? 😉
Honestly, the biggest thing for me is not having to go through my MS with a toothcomb, because let’s me honest, that’s a good job as is. The big thing for me, and many of you might remember this, is that I’m not very comfortable writing in first person. The intimacy is something that’s always scared me. But, reflecting on this MS, I know that it has to be an intimate narrative, told from Peggie’s POV. So I’m making the change, and so far, it’s looking fairly decent!
In case you missed them, these were my blog posts this week! Not many, but at least there were some 🙂
- I finally made it to theatres to watch Captain America: Civil War and was completely blown away by it. Having low expectations really made the viewing enoyable. Plus, the Russo brothers are phenomenal behind the camera 🙂
- Rewatched one of my favourite films: Rushmore (dir. Wes Anderson). Anderson is also one of my favourite directors. He has such a quirky vision and his characters are always unique creations.
- Ruby Sparks. (dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris). I’ve been meaning to watch this movie for some time, and I have to say that I was impressed by Kazan’s story. It was an atypical film, though far from perfect. Also Kazan and Dano are so great together. They bring believability to each scene they’re in.
- Tony Awards: James Corden. Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton. ❤
HOPING FOR PEACE:
I was initially going to do a separate post for this, but I’m putting it here instead with the hopes that you’ll read it during your perusal of it.
This past weekend has been marred by much tragedy. First with the senseless death of Christina Grimmie on Friday evening and then the mass shooting at the club in Orlando early Sunday morning.
In both events, life was destroyed. In both events, fear and hatred and confusion are often the responses. It is important to grieve. It is important to say that these tragedies aren’t right, that they aren’t fair. No one deserves to play God and decide when someone’s life should end. Whatever the reason.
In the aftermath of such shocking and horrible occurrences, let us not forget to embrace love. Let us use these moments as teachable ones, to inspire people to be open towards diversity in all aspects of life, to remind people to respect each other. Let us not retaliate or lay blame and hatred at the feet of others. Let us not return discrimination with further discrimination. Only through love can peace be truly achieved.
Those are my beliefs. Do with them what you will.
But I offer you all peace and pray for a world where we may all be united, no matter race, creed, sexuality, gender, age, etc. Stay safe. And don’t stop living. Find the courage to do what is right and open your hearts to the love that I know exists in this world.
I offer my own love to you. And my best wishes. God Bless ❤
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,