Friday, January 18, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

What I'm reading: Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer; Lay That Trumpet in our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy
What I'm working on: A character grid for The Slayer's Circle and some conflict and plot points and finishing the damn story even if it sucks.

I got just a little excited thinking about this weekend. I don’t have any major plans or any exciting engagements. I just have those little guilty pleasures to look forward to.

Those little guilty pleasures renew you and give you energy to keep going.

Here are five guilty pleasures I’m looking forward to this weekend.

1) Watching a couple of DVD’s. From my Netflix cue, I have The Illusionist and from Blockbuster, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The first, I’ll probably get to watch alone as everyone in my family seems less than interested. However, it seems right up my alley. It's described as casting "an exquisitely bewitching spell with its dreamy atmosphere and persuasive sense of suspense." The second movie is certainly a whole family movie – maybe for Saturday night.

2) Visiting my favorite independent, used and new bookstore. It has narrow, crowded isles. The owner's little dogs hang out underfoot. And some real gems can be found.

3) Kicking around in my favorite jeans on a cloudy, cool day. The forecast is perfect: cloudy, foggy, cool on Saturday and cold (at least for Florida) on Sunday.

4) Reading. I’m starting a new book. It's the community read for my favorite high school for the coming summer. Chapter one was so powerful, I had to put the book down. I have high hopes for a great read. Join me if you want. It’s called Lay That Trumpet in our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy. Plus, I think I’ll delve into a quick and easy Desire novel, and I’m still savoring Eclipse.

5) Writing. I have new determination to type anything – even complete crap – just to write the words “the end” on the current MIP. Then I can start something new – maybe some short stories for The Wild Rose Press. Some of my friends are having great success there. I’m thinking it couldn’t hurt to submit something.

What are this weekend’s guilty pleasures for you?



Lara Dien said...

You've been busy (and I'm so lazy). BTW, I loved The Illusionist. Check out Pan's Labyrinth, if you haven't already.

Starbucks has 'drinking chocolate' -- I found it at Publix. Definitely worth the extra calories!

I'm in the middle of a work weekend, so my guilty pleasures are being tucked in between writing conflict lists and scenes -- finishing an Intrigue (although that's actually research) being the main one. Also a new Cheyenne McCray novel (Moving Target).