*A surprising discovery: my characters have made me slightly... schizo. I can definitely hear them speak. Often, when I walk through New York, I see people wearing things or saying things that could apply to one of them.
I love making them less "cardboard" and injecting them with conflicts. I've learned that while a reader often escapes with a book, so does a writer, while the work is actually being created.
Anyone else feeling a true kinship with their characters?
*Last night, I watched a DVR'd Oprah episode that focused on the Twilight phenomenon. By refusing to read these books, I feel as though I'm out of touch with a sliver of pop culture. Of course, I wear this abstinence as a badge of honor, and tend to bond with others who feel the same way. But I have to admit, that werewolf guy is pretty cute (he's only a few years younger than me).
*Mayowa, a fab blogger, wrote a wonderful post on The Best Seller Phenomenon. He talks about Twilight, Dan Brown, and James Patterson!
*This week, a lot of my shows are coming to an end, including Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl. Perhaps it's the perfect time to get into a new show? I've been hearing wonderful things about Glee and Lost.
*Also, I know it's kind of weird to analyze Gossip Girl, but on Monday night, I realized that Chuck Bass is a very compelling character. His behavior evokes sympathy and disgust from a viewer. You root for him while also hating some of his choices. I think that makes for a very strong character because he doesn't just fit into one distinct category.
*On a final, unrelated, note, I'm on the lookout for a new scent. Any suggestions? I do love Victoria's Secret scents, including Dream Angels and Body by Victoria. In high school, I was totally into the floral Ralph Lauren and Curve for Women.
*Hope everyone is doing well with their projects!! We're halfway to the weekend :) YAY!