Bah…

In the process of trying to work on my outline for “Wink” I’ve discovered that I don’t really know if I like it or not.  NaNoWriMo starts TOMORROW and I still don’t know if I like it.  I don’t want to go horror with it.  I freak out too easily-I don’t read horror, so I won’t write horror.  I still like my tagline, though.  I think I’ll just keep working on my outline as I go.  If ya’ll want to take a look, my NaNo is here.  Be my buddy!  (Or you can just creep on my page, I don’t have much up.)  Tell me what you think of my tagline/synopsis; I’d love to hear!

In the meantime, I’m going to get back to work on the outline, which will probably just end up with me looking at Pinterest longer than I should for inspiration.

Happy NaNoWriMo Eve!

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Books/Movies

Have any of you read something by Stephen King?  I’ve gotten to page 13 of The Gunslinger–first book I’ve read by him, first book I’ve owned by him, and I probably wouldn’t have gotten it in the first place if they weren’t making a movie.  Also, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are in it which increases the likelihood that I’ll watch it.  I like being able to compare the movie to the book.

I’m weird, I know.

The other option on my TBR was Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.  My first encounter with this was the English-dubbed, animated version.  I watched it several times and loved it.  Then, one time when I found it on TV, it was the original, foreign-language version with English subtitles.  I wasn’t going to let that stop me from watching it.  You know a movie is good when you’ll read the subtitles just to be able to watch it.  It wasn’t until a year or two ago that I realized that there even was a book.  I found it a couple of weeks ago and bought it (breaking my book-buying-ban while I was at it) and I’ve been waiting to read it.  It jumped out of my TBR jar this time around, but I thought I’d try Stephen King first since Halloween is coming up.

It’s been four or five days since I started it and I’ve read 13 pages.  If I haven’t read more of it by this weekend, I’ll probably stick it back on my shelf and try again later.  Right now, I’m in the mood to read–when I’m not working on Reapers or the new NaNoWriMo story–and I don’t want to put myself into another six-month-long reading slump just because I can’t get through one book.

How’s your TBR pile going?  Whatcha reading?  Let me know!

One Down, An Undetermined Amount to Go…

Well, I do actually know how many I have to go.  Books, that is.  I have a list on my computer (name, series, author, whether I’ve read it, and if it was print or not) of all the books on my Kindle and my bookshelves.  Slightly ridiculous, I know, but I have a bad habit of buying a book because it looks good only to get home and find out I’ve already got it…from a few years ago.

But now, for the one down:

I just finished John Winchester’s Journal.  I know, it sounds like I actually read someone’s journal, but I didn’t.  JWJ was written by Alex Irvine, and released in 2009 to go along with the TV show, Supernatural.  Now, this show is easily my favorite of all time–I can quote it, I can look at pictures and know which episode/season it’s from, I know plotlines, etc.  I also have a music playlist named Dean.  If I wasn’t scared to death of needles, I’d probably already have an anti-possession symbol tattoo right now.

That being said, it’s taken me seven years to get JWJ, mostly because I didn’t know it existed until last year.  I found it on Book Outlet a few weeks ago and had to get my hands on it.  I absolutely loved it, even though it’s not a book in the traditional sense.  It’s written from John’s point-of-view, obviously, and it starts two weeks after Mary’s death in 1983.  It ends right before the show starts in 2005, leaving off as John leaves Jericho.  I loved being able to read it and pick out things that I recognized form the later seasons of the show and how everything related back and forth.  It also gives a better sense of John himself, instead of just getting his one season on the show and then Sam and Dean occasionally mentioning him.  Five out of five stars from me, and I will probably read it again.  Right now, I’d really love to get on Netflix and marathon the show, but work is waiting.

“Dad’s on a hunting trip, and he hasn’t been home if a few days.”

Looks like I’ve got work to do.

NaNoWriMo 2016!

I finished it!  I finished my restructure and printing of Reapers!  It clocked in at just under 60,000 words, and I’ve taken the last three days to do nothing.  Well, I did do some stuff, but I didn’t write a word.  While that’s all fine and dandy, now I want to start writing again.

So!  I’ve been scouring my idea-notebook and idea-board on Pinterest.  There were a few pins and things that got me to thinking (I’ve currently got eight tabs open), but then I looked through my notebook again.  And I found it.

Some of you may watch as much TV as I do-I’m currently catching up on Teen Wolf because, once again, I was late to the party on that show.  In Season 3 there was an episode where the lacrosse team had to stay at a hotel for the night.  The last scene of the episode is the bus pulling out onto the highway, and there’s this song playing.  I had to look it up, I couldn’t help myself.  The song was called Sleep Paralysis and it’s by Gabriel Bruce.  There were a few lines of lyrics that I liked-liked enough to write them down.  I saw the lyrics in my book, and then I saw the pin.  The Pin, y’all.

And that’s how I partially figured out what I’m going to writing next.  At the moment, I’m calling it Wink.  It’ll probably change down the road, but for now it’s good.  I only have two writing buddies on the NaNoWriMo site, so if any of you want to find me, the name is the same as it is here- OneOfNyn!  I hope to see you guys there!