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.