So I’ve been going to this writers/artists group that’s based in Silver Spring pretty regularly. I’ve yet to produce anything stunning, but I have to admit it’s good exercise, and it’s really loosened me up so I don’t feel nearly as much pressure to produce something “perfect.”
One night, out of sheer curiosity and boredom, I started writing… something. I didn’t get very far at all.
She stared at the computer screen. “How hard can it be?” she said to herself. Plenty of people write in their spare time. Her brain churned through half phrases and incomplete thoughts. She told herself severely that there was a reason her daydreams never developed anything resembling a plot. Besides, she had no gift for writing conversation.
Pretty bad, eh? I think I should definitely stick to drawing and cooking and the occasional blog entry. 😀
I didn’t read nearly as many new books in April. I did order two new books over the weekend: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb and Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.
Where She Went, Gayle Forman– I think I liked this even better than the first book, If I Stay. You feel so much for Adam. I loved the progression of Adam and Mia’s night out on the town. Adam finally gets resolution from the questions that have been dogging him ever since Mia left. I love the lyrics to Animate: First you inspect me /Then you dissect me /Then you reject me/ I wait for the day /That you’ll resurrect me (Chapt 23). I can almost hear the music in my head.
p.s. After watching Gayle’s tour of NYC, I am possessed of a burning lust for a “Fictional Character” T-shirt.
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins– I thought this was a pretty amazing book. Good writing, good story-telling, good characters, good handling of difficult subjects of poverty, death, grief, starvation, etc. It’s hard not to love Katliss. She’s independent, resourceful, and protective. She’s blind in some spots but that just makes her that much more convincing. I liked Peeta and Cinna, but sometimes they felt a bit too much like tropes. Will have to finish the series.