1. I'm off to LA bright and early tomorrow morning. I'll miss Sherman Alexie's speech, but 4 days was all I could manage to get away. My husband and kids going to visit family a few hours away and have some fun and adventures while I'm gone, so I'm glad about that. I will hopefully have some fun and adventures too, although I'm really looking for some good inspiration, so I hope I find some of that. If you're there and you happen to have some, please, can you share? Just a little?
2. How is it possible that I am a HUGE John Cusack fan, and I've never seen the movie Better Off Dead? I may need to go to the video store and get it for my plane ride! The movie came to my attention while I read this awesome post by Stephanie Perkins. Some good advice there about finding time to write, as well as a look at some of the best teen movies out there! I just watched Say Anything the other day as I was flipping channels, and man, how much do I love Lloyd? A lot. A whole heck of a lot.
3. I am working on a new project. I want so desperately to give you the one sentence log line I wrote, thanks to David Macinnis Gill's great post about writing log lines. I want to tell you for purely selfish reasons. I want to share it with you so you can tell me it sounds fantastic and I must keep working on it and finish it because you seriously cannot WAIT to read it. But, once it's shared, something changes. I don't know if I can explain it, but it just does. Perhaps then it's not all mine anymore? It's there for people to judge and maybe no one even says anything bad but it's there, in the back of my mind, and I wonder. I wonder, how many people are thinking, that is the most stupid thing EVER? So, I think it's best that I keep it to myself. For now. I'm in the middle with all sorts of things to figure out and it's hard. But I keep sitting down, every day, writing a little or a lot, whatever I can manage, just trying to make progress. It's not a marathon, right?
Hope you are all having a great summer and if I have anything fun/inspirational/educational to report while in LA, I shall do it!!