On Thursday I read the script to Star Wars. Last night I watched the film with the family (on VHS). At times I even read aloud from the script as certain action scenes were taking place. No one seemed annoyed because we all have seen the movie countless times.
I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately, and find myself writing the action sequences in my head as I watch. I can almost see the words on the page. This exercise has had a positive influence on my own work.
Today I’m reading Brooklyn. Later I plan to set some writing goals for my near future. At present I have vague ideas, but nothing firm.
I’ll be heading back to Regina today. Probably in the daylight so I can see the prairies as I drive. I may not even have anything playing on the radio – just me, my thoughts, and highway lines to keep me company. I’m looking forward to the trip.