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Inception and Other Things in My Head

I went to see Inception last night. Had I have watched it two years ago, I would’ve just thought it was a great story. Now that I’m writing, I think it’s so much cleverer. I mean, just imagine having the thought in the first place, then developing it into so much detail, and on so many levels. It’s almost like five stories in one, all interconnected. It properly blew my mind – so much so I’m still thinking about it now. And am desperate to see it again.

I wish I could write thrillers, but I’m pretty sure I couldn’t. I’ve never tried so I guess I don’t know, but I just can’t imagine being clever enough to think up all the twists that you’d need to keep the reader captivated. Saying that I do have an idea for a thriller that I might write at some point. Maybe. At the moment I’m happy with Romance and Chick Lit.

I’m determined to read a load of my writing course modules done today. I’ve had my booklet next to me all week, but have only made it to page 5. I am making notes though, so it will be a slow process. While I’m doing nothing for most of the day, it’s stupid NOT to be doing it.

Did you read my blog yesterday? It was ‘taken over’ by Kate from ‘Holiday’ as part of Blog Takeover Day held by Sally Quilford at Quillers. I loved this idea so much. Especially as it fitted in with my Fiction Friday pieces at the moment featuring Kate and Dan. I was tempted to do it from Dan to get into his mind to show he’s not all that bad, but as Holiday is written in 1st person it was too good an opportunity to ‘practice’ Kate that I had to go with her. There’s some great over takeovers that were done from other people: characters, pets and even laptops. If you get a chance I’d strongly suggest popping over to Sally’s blog to read some of them (when you’re done here of course 🙂 )

It’s a week today that the results of Rowan Coleman’s Short Story Competition are revealed. Although I have no doubts I won’t come anywhere near the top five – it was my first competition entry after all, and the standard of the other writers that entered is SO high – I do occasionally have little day dreams that I win. How nice would it be. I’m determined that one day I WILL win a competition, or at least get close. Practice, practice, practice.

Which reminds me, the deadline for the Bugged Project is this weekend. This is the one where you make a story from something you overheard on 1st July. I can’t believe it’s been a month and 12 days since I ‘bugged’ and I’ve only written the first draft of half the story. I really need to get it done before leaving work tomorrow, because I doubt I’ll get a chance over the weekend.

Ok, right then. Writing course!

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July Review

So, as I made goals for July, I guess I should review them. If I have to. Which I do because there’s no point making them if I’m going to stick them in a cupboard and ignore them. So. I think I’ll tackle one at a time.

Write 250 words a day, 5 times a week. Well. I did some writing. No where near 5 days a week. I also totally forgot to keep track of when and what I wrote but I know it wasn’t that often.

5 blogs per week. I did 5 blogs a week for 2 weeks, and 4 the other 2 weeks. A pretty good effort I think.

Finish American Gods by Neil Gaiman and read two other novels. Oh I totally rocked this goal. AG finished. Four other books read. Yes FOUR! The Happy Home for Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman, Love in the Air by James Collins, The Baby Group by Rowan Coleman and The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner. Woop, that’s great. Maybe this month I should think more about WRITING than READING. Still, both the Rowan Coleman ones and the Meg Gardiner were BRILLIANT. In fact I stayed up way too late the last two nights to finish The Happy Home…!

Spend two hours per week on my writing course. Well, last week I probably spent more than two hours on it. But hadn’t touched it the rest of the month. Damn again.

So what have I learnt from this? I should maybe read a little less this month and write more. And definitely work more on my writing course.

I’ll set some goals for this month in the next couple of days, but it’s going to be hard when I know I’ll need to be job hunting. 250 words a day is not much though. I could do it in the morning or before bed if I can’t find time anywhere else (which I doubt I won’t be able to do!).

In other news, I had the most productive evening ever last night. After work I went to the recording of a TV show (‘Pointless’, pretty funny) so got in late. I planned to do the Bathroom, a Blog and Book (I was loving Bs). I managed to do the bathroom, post a blog, finish a book AND do some ironing. I need to take last night’s motivation for getting things done in the evening and carry it on to every other night of my life. Ooh, except tonight, I’m going out for dinner then to watch Inception. Can’t wait!