Hey, look! It's Wednesday again! I can't believe another week just flew past. This is a particularly special Wednesday, because today is the day we set our first goals for Ready. Set. Write!, the summer writing incentive hosted by Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Elodie Nowodazkij, Jaime Morrow and I. If you'd like to join us, it's not too late! You can read about it and/or sign up here. Or, if you'd just like to share a bit about your week with other readers and writers, feel free to participate in What's Up Wednesday with us by signing up at Jaime's site.
What I’m reading:
I just finished Taken by Erin Bowman, and now I’m about to start Reboot by Amy Tintera. We’ll see how much reading I get done in the next while though, because my TBR list tends to suffer when I’m in the Writer’s Vortex.
What I’m writing:
To be honest, I haven’t written a darn word on my WIP this past week. I’ve been busy with a lot of other tasks lately and just haven’t had the chance. My characters are mighty ticked off at me. That’s about to change though…
Because it’s time to share my goals for Ready. Set. WRITE! I’m going to start off with something that doesn’t set the bar too high. Nope, I’m not being a chicken. I just know that I need to work up some momentum again and reorient myself within my story after almost two weeks away from it. Plus, I want to be able to meet my first goal of the summer.
So, this week I’m aiming to write 4000 words. That’s about 570 words a day, which should be doable. For now I’m setting a word count goal, but I might switch things up and set goals for finishing specific scenes. We’ll see how things go! Good luck to everyone else who’s setting goals for Ready. Set. WRITE! this week! You can do it!
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
Hmm, other than attending a birthday party on Sunday, this past week has been too hectic to do anything creative or super fun. I did have time to watch the movie Sunshine with my husband the other night. We’re kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel for good movies these days, so I was happy to stumble upon this sci-fi gem, which I’d never even heard of before. It isn’t a fast paced movie, and I had to suspend my disbelief for at least one plot development, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed it. Basically, the story is an end of the world scenario in which the sun is burning out. A crew of astronauts and scientists (including Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans) are sent on a mission to fire an enormous nuke into the dying sun in hopes of creating a new star to light and heat the Earth. I loved the atmosphere of Sunshine, which was much darker than the title implies, and while the concept sounds a little like Armageddon and other typical natural disaster blockbusters, that’s not at all what this film was like. There were scenes that I’m still reflecting on, and images that I know will stick with me. I’m leery of recommending movies to people, so be forewarned, there are some gory scenes in Sunshine, some language, and it will mostly appeal to hardcore sci-fi fans.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
This piece of music (Adagio in D Minor) from the Sunshine soundtrack. It accompanied a couple very poignant scenes in the movie, and I think it might be one of the most beautiful movie themes I’ve heard. It’s very bittersweet, and I love that. I'm not a huge fan of the entire soundtrack, but this song just really moves me. Naturally, I’ve added it to my writing playlist.