Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sex and the City & Writing
I saw Sex and the City 2 last night. Personally, I found the first movie more enjoyable, but it was still entertaining. (Don't worry; I won't give anything away about the plot!)
The movie made me think about the importance of characters. If our characters are strong enough, people become attached to the course of their lives. One of my girlfriends in college told me that she enjoyed watching Sex and the City because the women felt like her girlfriends. When she was able to absorb their brunch discussions, she truly felt as though she was a part of them. I think that's one of the best things about art; it makes everyone feel as though they are part of something universal.
Today, I'm locking myself up and writing all day. Yes, all day on the long weekend.
Is anyone else writing throughout the long weekend??
I really hope I'm not alone! The WIP is taking over every part of me. I knew that if I went to an amusement park or shopped, I'd still be thinking about it. So time to get to it!!
To end, some fun Sex and the City quotes:
Stanford: "Oh my god, she's fashion roadkill!"
Carrie: "A squirrel is just a rat in a cuter outfit."
Carrie: "Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they're supposed to run free, until they find someone, just as wild, to run with."
Charlotte: "Is it possible to have an affair with your own husband?"
(I love Charlotte's style!)
Also, my fellow blogger friend, T. J. Carson, has inspired me to be a Write-a-holic (her very well made up term)! We're set to knock out one chapter per day. Check out her awesome write-a-holic badge:
I find that surrounding yourself with people who share your goals helps you to accomplish them. After years of science classes and medical related extracirriculars, I never knew how to meet other aspiring authors. This is one of the many reasons I love blogging!!
What are your daily writing goals? Do you make it a word count? A chapter?
I'm trying to do a chapter a day; my chapter lengths vary from 10-12 pages.