I've reinstated my Kiriban. Winner gets a 6 month core membership. Must be a watcher.
Well, I just finished reacquainting myself with DA code and script to edit my page. It now reflects what's going on with me literary-wise to a more accurate degree. I'm in talks for the first commission from an original work, which I'm excited about. In case you're wondering why on earth I'd shell out money for so many commissions, the reason is simple. I work so much and am under such unrelenting stress, that if I don't do something that feeds my spirit I'll go crazy. Besides, I'm an intensely visual person (I've known this for decades). Having visuals related to my work helps me write. (Newish information to me.)
So yes, all those characters will hopefully be rendered. As for the novel I'm editing it has occurred to me that I need a map. It's set in Dubai and NYC. Well, I live in NYC, but I haven't been to Dubai in years. Having a detailed map of Dubai would help speed my editing process along. I found quite a few free ones here: www.orangesmile.com/travelguid…
. Once I print them and paper my wall with them, I expect things to accelerate. Plus the MCs are on the list of commissions. I'll probably request them next.
Regarding TSS, I've got the list of villains down, and will soon begin choreographing the battle. But let's talk about the movie "Wonder"
for a bit, shall we? Saw it this weekend. Have not fully recovered.
First off, this isn't my thing. I don't do sentimental movies, romcoms, romance, or comedy. I've said this in a previous post years ago, but I stick to action movies. Lately it's pretty much just been the MCU and DCEU with a few thrillers and dramas thrown in for kicks. Kid dragged me to "Wonder". We'd both seen "Room" and were impressed with Tremblay's performance, but neither of us expected what we actually got.
People. When I tell you that movie dragged me? I WAS DRAGGED TO FUCK AND GONE. Cried nonstop. It wasn't so much the story as it was the acting. Since my kid is a film student and a Directing major, I happen to know that the odds of every single cast member giving such stellar performances aren't great. So I have to applaud Stephen Chbosky
for eliciting the subtlety and nuance he did from the cast. The result transported me. I could feel exactly what each character felt and why. It's not often I get my feelings shredded so thoroughly. The pacing, editing, depth of scenes...it all worked to construct this beautiful journey Auggie went on. At the end, I could really believe I'd lived through his struggle. Just a gorgeously done movie, I highly recommend it.
And now for the other news. Work aside, I'm also nearing completion of a business course. Over the last 10 weeks I've been painstakingly constructing a little start-up I've been dreaming of for the past 20 years or so. This week I'm hoping to have the logos and websites complete. Next week, business cards. More on this later, but this budding empire of mine honestly takes up a lot of my head space, another thing which delays writing and for which I'm sorry.
Till next time...