Actually quite a few exciting (to me anyway) things to write about today. Yay.
Most importantly – I’ve finished reading the modules I needed to for my writing course. That means I can get on with the assignment now. Yay. This morning I read through the first section and have made notes. Can’t wait to get started, except I have a few ideas and don’t know which one to go with. It’s only 750 words, so I might try more than one and use the best. Something I’ve done with every assignment I’ve handed in so far.
Also at the end of last week I finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl. Ah, it was great. I actually laughed out loud at one part. I think I was on the tube at the time. Laughing I don’t mind on the tube, it’s crying that I don’t like doing.
I only wanted to read it because it was by Sophie Kinsella and I love her books. The idea didn’t interest me all that much. But, I’m really glad I did. I actually think it would make a very funny movie. I can just picture her talking to the ghost, but everyone else seeing her talk to thin air.
So, I finished the novel I was reading; I finished the modules I was reading for my course; I had nothing to read. Until… I went to my boyfriend’s and he convinced me to take one of his Sci-fi novels. Somthing he’d been trying to do for a while as I don’t read Sci-fi, and he thinks I should. He’d only just finished reading it, and the week prior had told me all about it – it actually sounded really good. I’m a few chapters in, and am really enjoying it.
BUT, in my mind I don’t classify it as Sci-fi. It was written in I think the 1960s (correction – 1953) and is about a world in the future. Which I guess yeah IS sci-fi, but hey. I’ve just discovered it’s the first in a series… this could be bad. I-Robot is part of the series too – the book that was turned into a Will Smith film. From what I remember I really enjoyed the film – it will be interesting to see what I think when I read that book. (I’m not looking forward to seeing my boyfriend after he reads this – he’ll be so triumphant that I’m not only enjoying this book, but that I want to read more!).
It’s kind of made me realise a few books I’ve read in the past probably go in the Sci-fi bracket. Well, at least one. Can’t remember the name, but it was a Ben Elton book set in the future. Yeah, I guess Sci-fi. And maybe The Time Traveller’s Wife. Although I’d class it as romance, I guess the whole time travelling thing is.
Oh oh, something else exciting. I subscribe to a newsletter from the Creative Competitor website. because I’m subscribed I can get a free copy of a 20 page booklet called Quick and Easy Creative Writing Prompts. I’ve just received it. Woop!
I’m sure there was more exciting stuff going on. But I can’t remember.
I’m going to the gym this evening for the first time in about 3 months. I think I went a couple of times in January. It’s so much easier to think about doing that when it’s light when I leave work!
Final exciting thing – Flash Forward is back tonight. I’m so excited! A Double episode too. Oh yay!