Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jane Eyre

So I forgot to post my thoughts on Jane Eyre, the latest version when it comes to movies. I have to say, it was okay. The mini-series that came out a few years ago is still my favorite but I did enjoy this one.

Of course, you can't put the whole book in the two hour slot but I thought they did okay on the scenes they picked.

If there is one thing I didn't like and I'm sure many would disagree but Michael Fassbender didn't cut it for me as Rochester.

Otherwise if you're a fan of the book, check out the movie.

Thoughts?

The latest Jane Eyre



The Mini-Series


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Book Discussion Time


Hey all! If you liked Ann Aguirre's Killbox or just love the Jax series. Come join Melissa and I over at my other blog as we do the final discussion before the new book comes out next week. Will keep you posted when we discuss the next book.

Click here for the discussion.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake 2011

So the way everyone is talking about yesterday's earthquake, it feels like it will be one of those, "Where were you?" moments.

Me? I didn't even know we had an earthquake until later in the day when someone at work said there had been one in VA. Apparently people around town felt it. Me? At that time, I was either writing outside during my lunch break or clocking in. I didn't feel a thing.

Did you?


Monday, August 22, 2011

What Are You Hiding

Hi all, if you have been reading my story on fiction press. The fifth chapter is up. I know it's short. I'm hoping if I keep it shorter, maybe I'll post more. I've been so bad. Maybe the next chapter will be longer.

Anyways, here is Chapter Five. Click here. :)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Killbox Discussion Part 2


Melissa and I are discussing Killbox by Ann Aguirre. Come join us as we discuss up to chapter 36. If you have read the book and want to discuss the book as a whole, join us next week. When we discuss this book and maybe get into theories of the latest book coming out at the end of the month.

Click here for Discussion Part 2.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Why?

So last night while doing my last minute checking of the Internet or maybe I was lazy after a long week at work? Anyways. I came across Cynthia Eden's blog. I thought, ooh what's the latest blog about. Unfortunately this one wasn't a good one.

She talked about someone on fanfiction.net plagiarizing her book, Deadly Heat. Why do people do that? I don't get it. How could you steal someone's work? As someone who wants to someday make it in the book business, this saddens me.

Don't steal. If you want to write. Write! There are plenty of stories to be told. If you want to write about an FBI agent, come up with your own twist. I bet I could think of a few different stories just using an FBI agent and making it paranormal. Sure the stories don't come right away, but they are there, and will find a way out.

I can't believe this person who calls themselves a writer, wrote how she worked hard, did research, etc. All she did was copy and paste. She changed the characters names to Edward and Bella.

What's worse, is she does the copyright at the beginning about Stephenie Meyers.

I'm glad she was caught by Eden and others. What is sad though, even if she was caught? One, the story is still up. Second, she could post it somewhere else. Third, someone else is out there doing the same thing with our other favorite authors.

What are your thoughts?

On a side note, I just have to get this out. BROWNS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, okay I'm done.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Legend Quest

So I've been catching up on Legend Quest on Syfy. I thought it would be interesting show but now I'm not so sure. Which kind of sucks because I love Destination Truth and the Ghost Hunter shows.

I think what has been driving me crazy about this show is the evidence or should I say clues? He seems to find something and think he has the next clue. I know the show is only an hour but couldn't they show more research even if it's a thirty second clip. It's like he looks at a painting and goes, "Ha-ha, I have the next clue." If that is all it took. Maybe historians would have found lost treasures by now.

Maybe it will get better, I don't know. Right now though, I'm not a fan and yet, I"ll probably watch another episode. Part of me I guess, keeps hoping he'll actually find something or it will look more real.

Plus the girl on the show. Does she do anything? She seems to do a lot of standing and nodding.

What about you? Have you watched Legend Quest? Thoughts?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Self Publishing a no-no when you want to go Traditional?

Here is a question for many writers out there.

I've talked to a few writers about publishing. Okay, who hasn't? One topic is, if you self-publish. Will traditional publishers deny you? Some say yes, they won't look at your work. Others say, they'll look at your sales and see how you are doing. Other say, sure why not self-publish, while you look for a publisher.

As we know there are some self-publishing authors out there who have done well, they are now going the traditional way.

So what do you think? Is it good to self-publish first? If you want to do traditional, should you not even think twice about self-publishing?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Outlander Series

So I feel bad for not being on here. I need to try and get on here daily. I guess part of the reason is, I haven't had much of a life. Well at least an exciting one. I've been writing, reading, catching up with friends, and the DVR.

My hope is I can try to get on here every other day or everyday, even if it's just to talk whatever. Today's topic is Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander series. I'm only on Drums of Autumn, which is book four but I love this series and can't wait to see where it goes next.

I love the characters, Claire and Jamie. I'm always curious to know what trouble they will get into next.

The series is something different. Most book couples these days are in their twenties or thirties to have some good romance scenes. Not Claire and Jamie. Claire is near fifty years old. At her age they still have this passion for each other.

What also amazes me about the series is the research that had to be put into this. I do research yes but the facts you read in this, it's amazing. I can't help but wonder how long did she research. Did she spend hours and hours reading? Am I not doing enough?

I can't wait to see what happens next to Claire and Jamie. Have you read the series? Thoughts. Remember, I've only read up to book four, haha. I'm halfway through actually now.

I've heard samples of the musical and I want to see it now.