Wednesday, April 18, 2012

reading & flip-phone-photoshop stuff

Finished reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo last night. I enjoyed the book, even though the subject matter was difficult.  Now I'm working through Walter Lord's A Night To Remember, a novel about the Titanic sinking. Copies were given out by the school district encouraging people to read and then pass the book on. It's an interesting read. What I am finding a lot is that specific quotes from this book were used in the movie. I expected some of that, but there is even more of it then I thought there would be.

I've opened up the stories I have been writing as I am starting to feel the itch to write again. By fall, I hope to have my NaNoWriMo novel from last November ready to send off to a publisher. I borrowed the copy of the 2012 Writer's Market from the school library and I am going to study that for pointers and possible leads. Next year I might give the script writing a shot too, I believe its the month of March through NaNoWriMo. 

Yesterday's flip-phone-photo exercise involved more of the ground beneath my feet, only this time it was cracks in the pavement when I was outside on "after lunch monitor" duty at school.  I wanted to do something with the images that would take some of the industrial feel away and add a touch of the organic.

Today is looking to be a beautiful day, and I will be done with my shift at school in time to enjoy some of the sunshine. Maybe a few stitches out on the deck with a cup of chai tea. House cleaning can wait for a rainy day!


  1. Wow, that first photo is like a beautiful painting!

  2. Thank you, Michelle! I was pretty happy with how that one turned out as well!


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