Sunday, January 20, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

Hi all!  Well, here I am on a Sunday night and attempting to do what I have been avoiding for months now - write.   I know that the brain is a muscle that must be exercised, and that we must strive for intellectual superiority over our peers and all that psycho babble crapola but honestly - when someone tells me that I need to exercise my brain I immediately switch to a mental image of an overweight, dimpled assed brain on a dusty treadmill wearing pink legwarmers and an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt. 
That sweating brain would be mine.
I have been trying to get back on the horse, back in the saddle and back to me - but with all the new movies out, a wedding shower to plan and so many other distractions that require less mental energy than sucking a smoothie - I've been far more content to watch the making of "Stardust" than work on a novel. 
But here I sit in front of my cornea-searing new apple MAC and attempt to be creative. 
And I come up with - nada. 
No good ideas come to me. 
No muse whispers sweet somethings of substance into my ears and I am not struck with inspiration.  
Oh well. 
At least I have a cool new program to play with.   Harry sent me a picture the other day over my phone of a box:  Final Draft.
It's an uber cool and a tad expensive program that I have been drooling over for years now but since it is mainly for screenwriters and I had yet to enter into that masochisticish writing realm, I only coveted it from the sidelines.
"Hi baby,"  I yelled into my tiny pink Razr phone and slipping accidentally into Summer-speak I continued.  "Howmuchwasit? CanIhaveit? ILOVEYOU!!!" 
"I'm not that mean!," Harry said, "I already bought it for you."
"Oh, you're so sweet."
"I know. Hey - I think I want a Blue SuperBee Charger"
Groan.  
:)  Off I go to toil! Who knows ? Maybe I'll write the next great screenplay?! Heck - if Ben Affleck can do it!
            

4 comments:

dragoneyes1164 said...

OOOOH! Im thinking about the Blue superbee too! uber cool car!
Did I just say uber?

oddb0dkins said...

If, as I suspect, the blue superbee charger is a car and not some rare and special buterfly, then I have to say, I'm with Harry on this one. But you stick with the script writing software. Once you've sold your first screenplay you'll be able to buy it for him.

B. x

gazker said...

Welcome back Holly, youv'e been missed!
Happy belated New Year to you and Mr Orange undies, Harry ;-)
Gaz xxxxx

beckiepainton said...

EXERCISE for your brain, mine goes into overdrive and shuts down if i try to do that.Beckie x