Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ah, the Holidays....

It's been tough already this year and it's going to get worse, I'm afraid. First Thanksgiving without my Dad was okay, just a few weepy moments here and there. My aunt and uncle held their annual feast, but most of my Dad's other relatives weren't there this year, so I guess that made it a little easier. All his clan is getting together for Christmas on December 1, and Daddy's birthday is December 2. Then comes Christmas.

My new job shuts down for the week of Christmas, so I'm going to keep my mind off things by trying to write a screenplay. I had some experience this year, writing a short play in about four hours for "24 Hour Theatre." I also wrote a short screenplay, about five minutes in length, in a couple of hours, inspired by a contest on the website for "The Lot" TV series, but you had to actually make the film to enter the contest, and I didn't have time to shoot it. I tried to get a friend of mine to handle that part, but she was too busy, too. She still wants to make the film sometime. Anyway, I've been thinking about the characters and plot for a science fiction film for a long time, so I'm going to try to hammer out a first draft.

Of late, I've been reading the Mediterranean Nights series from Harlequin. I like a happy ending, but the books seem almost too short; I'm used to reading stand-alone titles I guess. The interesting thing about this series is that each author is adding an intriguing new bit to a mystery that, I'm assuming, will wrap up in the final book.

Here's another book that sounds intriguing. I've only read the excerpts on the author's website, but I love fantasy and romance, and this has the best of both:

“The imagination of J.K. Rowling and the romance of Julie Garwood
all rolled up into one fabulous novel.”~Erin Grady, author of Whispers
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Happy holidays! Hope Santa puts just what you want under the tree!

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