Happy New Year, Everyone!
This was a quiet one, after watching two films last night I called it a night and woke up in the New Year. What films you ask? Guess Who with Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher and a lot of cringe worthy jokes. Then I watched Aloha with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, this was bit better. It had strong moments but I could see why they said it didn't really have any direction. Was it a romance? Was it a military story? It was hard to say what the movie was...a lesson in premise and precision but it gave a nice fluffy feeling and I must say Emma Stone did a brilliant job and so did John Krasinski - he acted with heart.
However it's a nice film and I learn a lot from it, but I think it would have missed the market because there were too many theme or subplots or whatever. Overall a brilliant cast, great acting but the story struggled with doing too much.
Decluttering My Creativity
This year, I'm focusing on decluttering my creativity in the sense of completing works, and cleaning out files and all that stuff. So that is my main goal for this year. I've been on a few conference and not really reviewed the material, yet I have notes and stuff all over the place. I've also got a few books I still need to read. So that sort of decluttering, also tackling what I can of my novel-ideas-in-the-pipeline list.
As normal, I'll start off with lots and probably review and narrow down. This is more like a wish-list now I think of it but let's go.... I'm going to focus on the incomplete and outstanding work, also decluttering spaces full of writing notes.
Main Writing Goals
work on old pipeline material
- Revise & edit draft-in-progress Leyton Blue
- Complete draft-in-progress Thomas Brother 3
- Complete draft-in-progress Noah-K
- Revise & edit draft-in-progress Owen-W
- Read all conference notes
- watch all conference workshop before access is removed