Saturday, November 20, 2010

Catching Up

It will come as no surprise to some of you that I was at a midnight showing opening night for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, or that I was there in costume. Okay, to be honest, I was going to go in costume, but decided I'd be too hot so just wore my Time Turner. I have a Death Eater outfit that I wear to all the midnight book and movie things, but this time I just didn't feel like bothering with it.

While I like all the movies and consider them more works of fanfiction than a translation of text to film (to keep my sanity and my hair), I will say I was very impressed with Deathly Hallows. It was hilarious and amazingly sad, but we knew the latter, right? I was highly impressed with their ability to weave humor into such a dark piece.

******TINY SPOILER ALERT FOR SOMETHING NOT PLOT MOVING*****Unfortunately for me, about half way through the movie, it took the mickey out of me. In my fourth MS (which is an MG), I have the portals to the other world being out of order toilets. There's a scene in DH where they travel by toilet. Now I have to change it or it'll look like I copied the idea. If it's actually IN the books, I don't recall it.

On a side note, I won an Honorable Mention from the Women on Writing website for their Summer 2010 Flash Fiction Contest, judged by agent Kathleen Ortiz:
It was for a rewritten version of You Are, which I posted several months ago. I won a couple of e-books and a $20.00 Amazon gift card, which is nice.

I hope everyone is doing well. I've been trying for a couple of promotions at work so that's been taking a lot of my energy. No matter how much we love writing, our jobs are what pay the bills, right? On occasion, I'm capable of proper priorities and being responsible like a real adult.

My daughter's in town now and we'll be out of town together for most of this week, so I will go ahead and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving in case I don't get another chance to post before then.


Emily White said...

Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on the honorable mention!

My hubby and I went to see the movie last night. I was surprised at how closely they kept it to the book.

Emily White said...

Oh, and I'm also glad the girl playing Hermione Granger figured out how to act. :o

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations on the win. Nice. Have fun with the girls. We'll get caught up later. Happy Thanksgiving.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I join Anne in congratulating you on the win. A cyber or print pat on the back is never a bad thing.

Don't you hate it when your novel idea is snatched by a movie or book? It really grates.

Elena Solodow, of YOU'RE WRITE, EXCEPT WHEN YOU'RE RONG, made a video reading of the prelude to my new YA urban fantasy : THE HELL-BOUND BUS. Come check it out if you have time.

Time. I laugh. I am working 8 days straight with half of that on-call, including Thanksgiving. Time is something that slips through my fingers. Have a great Thanksgiving, Roland

Mia Hayson said...

Hooray! Congrats on the win!! Eeee! I wish I could go see HP7. SOON! Hopefully.

Take your time, keep well and have a wonderful Thanksgiving *HUGS*

The Words Crafter said...

I don't remember if they used toilets in the book or not...I can find out, though.

Congratulations on the win and have fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

vic caswell said...


and we just came back from taking the kids! i think they did such a good job! :)

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Christi, I thought they did a much better job with I/VII than the last few movies. No wonder. They should've split the last three books in to twos as well, there was just too much territory to cover.

Good luck with your promotion and enjoy your daughter's visit. OH, and congrats on your award!

~That Rebel, Olivia

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss christi! hooray for being a honor mention for your writing. how cool is that! sorry you gotta flush your toilet out of your book. i hope you could think up something really neat for travel.
have lots of fun with your daughter. i hope you have a really nice thanksgiving.
...hugs from lenny

Terry Towery said...

Congrats on the win! And happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope it's a good one.

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