My sister just informed me that they have free outdoor movies at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. It's on my bucket list to see an outdoor movie, so I will definitely be going. In August, they're showing Into the Woods. I will be going to any and all that I can. I mean, outdoor movies are epic, or so I'm told.
I'm having a blast writing this prequel. It's so much fun writing about my favorite characters when they were young. There are also a couple of characters that were already dead before the first book happened that I'll get to write about.
I found a blog called Dreaming Hobbit that is extremely helpful. The author is super relatable. I think I've been on there for a half an hour, reading posts and nodding my head in agreement. If you are a writer, or if you're bored, I suggest this blog. It is highly interesting and has an awesome layout (which I am slightly envious of. Why didn't I think of it?). Plus, the header is epic.
I think that I have an unhealthy obsession with names. Like, I have so many baby name websites bookmarked, but that's not the end of my obsession, oh no. I have a notebook reserved for names that I love with all my heart for characters. Whether the same sound a little crazy, odd, or just downright beautiful, if I like it enough, it goes into the notebook. I will spend an hour just surfing through name websites. Ach, I love naming my characters more than anything. Here are just a few of some of my favorites.
Alba (it means dawn) Atrus
These are only a few of the names that I have. And I also love coming up with nicknames for the characters. Why is this so much fun? I should be focusing all this energy on actually writing the story. Oh well, what am I to do?
I've been reading more lately, and I feel like it's affecting my writing. I'm writing a bit better now that I've gotten back to reading. The scenes unfold a bit smoother, and the description sounds much more...muchier. You know? I'm glad that my reading hunger has been satisfied.
I just finished a book that had one of my favorite moments wrapped around it. The moment is when you finish the book and sit there for a moment, contemplating the plot, characters, setting, etc. And you realize, "I want to buy this. I want to see this book on my shelf." It's such a wonderful moment.