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31 July 2010 @ 03:24 pm
July Goals Revisited  
July Goals
Read four books
Write another chapter for Asher
Submit one piece for publication
Take CPT test

My goals for July were relatively short, but I didn't accomplish all of them like I wanted to.

I started reading "Pillars of the Earth" a few weeks before the mini-series premiered on Starz. So far, I've watched the second episode and I still have some problems with it. Maybe if they hadn't spent so much money and resources on Sparatcus, they could have made "Pillars of the Earth" a good regular series. hehe The mini-series is too condensed and I feel that unless you've read the book, it seems a little empty in caring about the characters. It's a shame because eveyone and everything looks exactly as I pictured when reading the book. I didn't even have time to finish Elizabeth Peter's "The Curse of the Pharaohs."

However, I did finish the second book of Gail Carringer's Alexia Tarabotti series, "Changeless." I went through "Soulless" and "Changeless" like water in less than a month and a half. lol The series is very addicting and the third book isn't released until September! Argh. I think part of my reason for reading through so fast was because of the character Lord Maccon - he's an Alfa Male werewolf and is very sexy....I know, I'm so weird and as Jamie would say, a dork. lol (And I know there's this whole vampyre trend going on right now, where they are "so hot," but just for the record, as a supernatural fan, I think werewolves are better - see Alcide in "True Blood" and you'll see what I mean. hehe)

I started writing another chapter to Asher but my attentions have been carried elsewhere this month with preparing for school in under two months. And I didn't submit anything to be published because I've been too busy to sit down and write anything.

On the other hand, I was featured on another blog for my pyrographic work! And hopefully in the month of August, I'll be featured in a feature swap with someone else's shop. And in September, I'd like to do a giveaway, so I have to start preparing on what I want to for that.

Here's the link to my feature interview: http://samyinwonderland.blogspot.com/2010/07/swell-dame-inc-interview.html

I took my CPT test and didn't do as bad as I thought I would. I still have to take a prepatory class for math before I can get into the college-legel math but I suspected that since I have discalcula. It's a shame I can't enjoy math as much as I want to. *shrugs* I'm in college-level English though! Big surprise. hehe If I had to calculate it on a grade scale, it was a B+. But my sister would have gotten an A++ because she had an extraordinarily higher score than me. lol And I don't have to take a reading class either. Big surprise. hehe

Hopefully, next month my writing will turn out better than it has.
zellezelle_vs on August 1st, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Didn't know there was a mini series about The Pillars of Earth. My brother is starting to read the book, I did about two years ago. I think (although I haven't seen the tv series of course) that the charm of this book resides also in the way it has been written. All this is lost in movies unless the director and all crew know what they are showing to the world. I can't imagine One Hundred Years of Solitude in a mini series or movie, I love reading what Garcia Marquez writes, and love imaging it in my heart.

Inkslingerteardropflower on August 2nd, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
I agree. The charm of the book was exactly what I was thinking when I was watching the mini-series. It just isn't the same.

I shudder to think of what will happen to "Atlas Shrugged" if it's ever made into a mini-series or a film. hehe