Heya friends and critters,
Being home from college for the summer has been great so far (it's only been two weeks) - I've been able to do a lot of sleeping (ohhhh yes) and have finally started knocking things off my to-read and to-watch lists. While at school I didn't really have enough energy/time to start reading/watching movies leisurely since there were so many other things I was meant to be reading/doing (Creative Writing major probs) so it has been wonderful to be able to kick back with a thick book and not care that I have an eight page research paper due in the morning - because I DON'T!
My reading list consists of the following titles (in no particular order):
Inheritance (of the Inheritance Cycle by Paolini)
The Girl who Played with Fire
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
City of Lost Souls
City of Heavenly Fire
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Man's Search for Meaning
My movie-watching list consists of the following (also in no particular order):
Saving Private Ryan
500 Days of Summer
Scream Team (re-watch)
Road to El Dorado (re-watch)
Swan Princess Trilogy (for old time's sake; I was obsessed with these movies as a child!)
Cats Don't Dance Dinosaurs: We're Back!
As for my "serious" to-do list, I'm mainly going to be editing the living daylights out of my most recent novel and once done with that, I'll be moving on to write the next book in the trilogy. Exciting!
Pre-revisions, The Wanderer (or, The Forgotten Prince) is sitting at 85,257 words. I'm only currently on (Word doc) page 35 out of 179 of revisions, but I'm not peeking at the word count till the end! Besides, that is not what's important here - if I ended up below pre-revision word count, but felt the quality climbed a few rungs in the ladder, I'd be more than pleased! Overall, though, I do feel like there's much more to tell and lots to elaborate on that I didn't take the time to do while writing through it the first time. I'm just so happy to have the time to give my baby some long overdue attention.
Perhaps this plan seems a little ambitious, but what the heck! It's Summer! I've got three months and a week or two to get all these fun things done, and if I don't, oh well - they'll be waiting for me next year! The most important things that must be completed are 1) editing my most recent novel and 2) writing the sequel - even if it's the roughest draft I can come up with, at least it will be written.
So, let us see just how much I can get knocked off these lists in the next little while, hmm?
Also, on a side note, I started and finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood a week or so ago and I LOVED IT GAH SO AMAZING. So that explains why I've been favoriting FMAB stuff, as well as Royai (shameless pairing LEAVE ME ALONE) AND I finally finished Inheritance (Paolini) a few days ago, so I've been looking up Eragon/Arya art. Yep.
P.S. I need to find a new desktop background. Also, sorry about the lack of posting photos - haven't had much opportunity to take any! Hopefully this Summer that will change (: