I've been a bad, bad girl!
Yep, I got addicted to a series. Smack my hand and send me to bed without any dessert, but I just can't help myself!!
My distraction? . . . TRUE BLOOD. Need I say more?
Since embarking on this odyssey called 'pursuing publication', I find myself constantly applying what I've learned to real life.
Not as bad as when I was in college trudging knee-deep in cow poo trying to master all things bovine. I spent most of my free time eyeball to udders or playing lunch lady to baby calves. Now, that, my friends, is dedication!
Well, I've done sort of the same with this writing bug. While watching my new found viewing pleasure, I find myself taking note of turning points, characterization, GMC, and a shopping list of other writerly things. I'm enthralled with how the story line plays out. Ms. Harris took an age old story and made it new. Every character is vivid and tangible right down to the smallest bit part. The series is truly a lesson in writing done beyond 'write'.
It's not just Sookie's adventures that I endeavor to apply what I've learned. Much to my hubby's chagrin, it's every show I watch! I just can't help myself. Ha! I guess even when I'm being naughty I'm being good. Too bad the same doesn't go for eating chocolate. Sheesh! It would be wonderful to snack on peanut M&M's and never worry about a waistline.
So, tell me, when you're being bad are you really being good, too? Can you just flip off your internal writer and enjoy a book or a movie? Do you get perturbed when an author doesn't come up to scratch? Or a show's storyline deviates away from a character's obvious GMC?
C'mon now, like a piece of apple pie a'la mode, dish it up, my friends! And for all you teenagers of the 90's, here's a littleFiona Apple and CRIMINAL. Don't worry, I'm still getting in my words. You see, I can't watch during the day because my hubby would throw a hissy fit. He's just as caught up as I am. (but, shhhh, that's our little secret.)
5 years ago