Okay people, don’t get jelly on me, but I am going to the midnight showing of the Hunger Games tonight. That’s right, dude! I’m so super stoked that I could punch President Snow right in the face. Me, the wifey, and two of our friends bought our tickets last week. I guess you could say we didn’t like the odds of trying to get tickets on the night of the premier (AMIRITE?).
There’s one other slice of Hunger Games awesomeness I want to share with you guys. I know that soundtracks can be a little, “Meh” sometimes, but the Hunger Games soundtrack has got a track from Neko Case on it. Some of you probably don’t know who Neko is–being from Tacoma doesn’t do much for putting a body on the map–but trust me when I say she has some serious talent. Here’s a link to her last.fm page where you can peep a few of her songs. I recommend the song Deep Red Bells as a starter.
Now that I’ve worked all the fanboy shenanigans out of my system I want to tap out a few words about writing. For the past few days my writing has been on some next level suckiness, but I finally started pulling out of the funk yesterday after working through a few writing prompts. I’m not usually too pumped on writing prompts as a way to generate actual stories, but they’re definitely useful when it comes to juicing my brain grapes. I used one of the prompts to write a scene starring my book’s protagonist (not something I’m going to include in the draft, but still pretty fun to write) and then kicked down almost 1,000 words of chapter eight. It felt good, dude. Real good.
Lastly, I want to say “THANK YOU!” to Young Adult Book Madness, Ellie Mack at Quotidian Dose, Stef A at StefaWrites, and Thelma C. Cunningham for following my bloggity blog. I am stoked as all get-out that they decided to follow this old e-rag.
Do any of you have a way to get over writer’s block? A nice cup of tea, maybe? How about a large brandy?