Thursday, October 06, 2011

Filling Writing Withdrawals With TV

Since finishing the novel, I've taken these last two weeks away from writing to cleanse my writing palette. I miss it. I think I'm going through writing withdrawals right now. But I need this quick break as I gear-up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which starts November 1st.

To fill the gap, I've decided to get caught up on some of my tv watching, and let me tell you there have been a few standout shows.

First off let me say that I balled watching the season finale of The Big C. Wow! This is my absolute favorite show on tv right now. The writing is amazing and the cast is spot-on. The season finale made me cry, ball, for about 15 minutes after it was over. Did you see? If not, you have to watch. Amazing! Boo-Hiss that I now have to wait until 2012 for the new season.

The season premier of Brad Melter's Decoded happened this week, which I'm glad I caught as its another favorite show. The first episode was about uncovering the theory about what Fort Knox houses...the country's gold, or dust. Very interesting! It makes you think. The research is intelligent and entertaining at the same time. And its by a writer who I respect immensely!

And finally, after a few weeks of avoiding The X Factor, I turned it on this week...and I'm hooked. Yes, I'm a sucker for a good talent show. It inspires me in my writing, to see other artists, their journey and their struggles, and finally successes that can come from it all.  It gives me hope.

So eventhough I'm missing my writing, I feel my excitement building for the next project as I tap into these amazing programs. And in just a few days, I'll start drafting my ideas in preparation for NaNoWriMo.

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