Last night I stayed up long enough to clear the 25k mark on my wip, so I'm officially in the word count clear. I've still got to go back and do a clean up of the entire thing, so I've gotta get crackin' with it this week and get it all together. I've still got two more unchecked chapters to sort through so I'm sure that everything is where it should be in the book. I don't want any surprises right at the end when I think I'm about to wrap things up.
Last night I read By the Waters of Babylon, by Stephen Vincent Benet. It's a post apocalypic short story about a young man on a vision quest. It's not often so I'm thoroughly taken with something I've read, but I know I'll never forget reading this story. It's one of those that sticks with you, a bit like Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale. Or Usula K. LeGuin's Lathe of Heaven. If you can somehow manange to get your hands on a copy of By the Waters of Babylon I highly, highly recommend it.
So has anyone else seen the trailer for Stephen King's The Mist? I wonder because it looks very much like Silent Hill or The Fog to me. Either way, I must see this movie. I'm of the understanding that it was one of his short stories, but I don't think I've ever read it unless it was originally titled as something else.
I also want to see that new Will Smith move, I am Legend. He's supposedly the last man on Earth, or something like that? The movie looks awesome, but it's kind of hard to determine exactly what the movie is about. I need to do a net search on it and find out more.
Well, it's that time again...
Thirteen Things (I Hope To Do Before the Xmas Holidays)
1.)Sell one more book.
2.)Shave my TBR list in half.
3.)Clean out Mini's Toybox.
4.)Clean out all the closets.
5.)Put all our tote boxes in storage.
6.)Make one HUGE donation haul to the local Salvation Army.
7.)Have all the Halloween candy out of the house.
8.)Have my office/doll room organized so I can fit a spare bed in there.
9.)Sort through all my yarns and fabric bundles.
10.)Finish that blue and white afghan I started 2 YEARS AGO. *_*
11.)Put new carpet in the den.
12.)Get all my scrapbooking tid bits into actual scrapbooks.
13.)And lastly... give away all those boxes of shoes I know I'll never wear. - This one is long, long, loooong overdue.
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I better get writing. Hope you all have a snazzy Thursday. ^_^