Friday, December 10, 2010

A few of my favorite things

A few of my favorite quotes:

“I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it.” -Cameron (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

"All you need to write a song is a vendetta and guilt." - Imani Coppola

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." - Toulouse-Leutrec (Moulin Rouge film 2001)

"A man will always promise more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand." -Philippa Gregory (The White Queen)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nanowrimo: The Hollow Victory

I finished my 1st Nanowrimo & once the taste of victory finally dissolved in my mouth, the aftertaste of dissatisfication arrived. I like my story. It has potential should I decide to pursue it. The thing is it's all over the place. Once I re-read it, I discovered it's three completely different stories.

The first story consists of a demi-goddess and her husband. The second is an X-men type adventure. The final one is a love story. It is THE most sappiest, tear-jerkiest thing I've ever penned. Where it came from, I will probably never know. My muse is cruel like that.

There's my trouble though. I have three perfectly good stories that stand alone fairly well. Will I go through with them? I don't know. My past history says no. As soon as a story disinterests me, I bail. I leave it trapped within the pages of a long-forgotten notebook on or a flash drive & that's it. Poof. Non-existant.

A few friends have made it their task to push me into trying to get published. With their determination & support and my sense of hopefulness, maybe (just maybe) we'll all see them to fruition.