Sunday, July 18, 2010

I just thought I would post a quick blog since I had a moment to myself. The family is still here and we've been having a wonderful time, it's just been very busy. I haven't had time to get any writing done, but I wouldn't want to. I'll have plenty of time once they leave.

Oh, wait. That's not entirely true. Saturday morning, I couldn't sleep because my mind kept thinking about the first chapter of the YA zombie novel rewrite. Instead of fighting it, I decided to get up and jot some things down. I got 2 pages of the new chapter done before the boys got up and everything went crazy. I was planning on postponing that work, but I couldn't get it out of my head! I'm OK now, though. I have a starting point.

A few of us went to go see Predators yesterday. What a fabulous film! There were 5 of us total, and 2 of us liked the movie. The 2 of us who really liked it are die-hard Predator fans. We're so die-hard, we both have tattoos (I got mine first, many years ago, and my cousin copied me. It was the sincerest form of flattery!). There were some issues, a few plot holes, but I didn't expect anything less. I went expecting to see a "remake" of the first film, and that's what I got. I didn't expect anything deep and meaningful. Are you kidding? It was just a fun film. I would have liked to see more of the Predators, but that's how I feel about all those films. It was great.

Speaking of fun films, have you seen previews for The Expendables? If not, check it out on THAT is going to be a fabulous film!

I was supposed to get my review on Friday, but it never showed up. I sent an email but didn't get a reply. I'm really hoping someone was sick or on vacation. I'll send another email tomorrow. Of course, me being the pessimist that I am, the first thing that ran through my mind was they took the money and ran. I know, I know, it sounds bad that I'd have to pay for a review, but they actually offered a lot more services. They are making a trailer for me (maybe) and posting my information all over the web. It sounded great at the time, and I checked into the company and didn't find any complaints about them, but who knows? Knowing my luck, I didn't check the right things and got taken for a ride. Wouldn't be the first time, and it's not like I'm out hundreds of dollars (thankfully), but it's the principle of the thing. I had better hear something tomorrow or I'm gonna be really pissed!

I'll let you know what's happening when I get more time. I start my new job tomorrow afternoon, and I'm a little nervous about it. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not a big fan of schedule changes, but, as my dad says, "Soon it'll just be another schedule." I should get back to writing next weekend...if I'm lucky!

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