What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk as a way for writers and readers to stay in touch!
What I'm Reading
I feel like this past week has flown by, it feels like only yesterday I was writing last week's WUW post, and as a result I haven't done any reading this week. I'm still in the middle of Deadline by Mira Grant, somehow I just haven't found the time to read!
What I'm Writing
Today I'm working on more of my novel, but these past few days I've actually been returning to a few pieces of short fiction and some poetry! There's a couple of competitions I'd like to enter - I want to get more of my writing out there! - and there are quite a few short stories lying unfinished in my documents folder that I'd really like to finish. Some of them have been there for over a year!
What Inspires Me Right Now
Yesterday I spent more time than I should have on Pinterest. I love gathering story inspiration there, in fact I have a board for my novel that I fill with pictures and photographs - it's a lot of fun!
Also, shout out to Pinterest who, when I searched for pictures of a noose, put a phone number and website at the top of the page for anyone who might be considering suicide. I know a lot of websites probably do that now, but it still makes me glad when I see it there.
(Don't worry, I'm not suicidal - there were just a lot of nooses in the 16th century!)
What Else I've Been Up To
This week I have not one, but two cinema trips to tell you about!
Last Thursday I went to see Maleficent with a couple of friends, and to be honest I had a very similar experience seeing this as I did to seeing Godzilla: I can't decide how I feel about it yet. I was really hoping for a story that was about a villain that was evil because she liked being evil, I'm a little bored of villains being 'misunderstood'.
That being said there were some elements of the film that I really enjoyed, and even if the story isn't the most original I've seen you should definitely see it for Angelina Jolie's performance. She was a fabulous Maleficent.
Then on Saturday one of my friends came to visit me. We went to Bella Italia for dinner - I had the most amazing cheese and chicken pasta dish that I would have taken a picture of if I hadn't been starving - and then we went to see the new X-Men film. I enjoyed it, but I think I like X-Men: First Class just a little more.
I also recently heard Channing Tatum has been cast as Gambit, and I'm not impressed. Gambit's always been one of my favourites and I'm still not over the fact that he wasn't in the original films. Hopefully Tatum will surprise me with a Gambit-worthy performance.
I've had a very nostalgic week, too. After we went to see X-Men, my friend and I decided to watch The Road to El Dorado; it's one of those films I always seem to end up watching with her, and we know it that well that I'm pretty certain we can quote the entire film at each other. Then I discovered that it's 14 years old this year!
On Monday I made another one of my friends sit down and watch The Lion King because she had a Disney-deprived childhood, and that's when I remembered that The Lion King came out in 1994, making it 20 years old this year. I feel so old!
What's new with you?