Not much going on here, because I’m deep in my writer’s cave working on Vincent and Lana’s story. Yes, that’s definitely her name … Lana. That’s easy enough to pronounce, right? Is this Vincent? Could be.
I’m working through the night every night, typing away on my laptop while Buffy and the gang roll in the background, although I have discovered a new series to distract me when I work the elliptical. The Glades. Four seasons, three of which are on Netflix, and I’ve found Season 4 on-line. Fun, interesting, and a cute cop in Matt Passmore.Tonight was the Oscars. I live in L.A., and I worked in Hollywood for years, so the Oscars are something we never miss. I didn’t have a favorite for Best Picture, so I didn’t care either way. I was glad Cate Blanchett won. She was brilliant in Blue Jasmine. It was one of the most depressing movies I’ve ever seen, but she was brilliant. I’m not a fan of Matthew McConaughey, but I was very happy Jared Leto won. And it’s always heartwarming when a new young talent wins, like Lupita Nyong’o. And she has a beautiful fashion sense! I thought the best speech of the night was Director Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity.” But that might be because VINCENT takes place in Mexico and my characters are speaking a lot of Spanish. Fortunately, I have good friends who are willing to help me with the translations, because my high school Spanish isn’t quite up to the task!
It was raining here in L.A. the past few days. That’s good weather for writing, especially when it pours more in three days than we’ve seen in months. I happen to like the rain. I like the sound of it, I like the cool temps, I like the fresh, clean scent after the rain. The DH is pretty much the opposite. He’s a sun worshiper, so he’s happy to stay home with me with the drapes closed so he can’t see the gray skies.
As for books, I’m mostly doing beta reads for my very talented friends and critique partners. I get to see the books before anyone else. It’s pretty cool.
And now it’s back to the top of my to-do list, which is “write a book!”
See you all next week. Stay warm, stay dry ’til then.