I've got a little time between projects right now, so I'm doing what most writers do on their days off.
Filling that well.
You know what I mean--I'm watching lots of DVDs, reading all the books that have piled up at the side of my bed, taking some trips, and generally "getting out of the cave" so I can re-energize. Among my TV activities: I caught up on all my DVR programs (DANCING WITH THE STARS [I'm becoming a big Shannon and Derek fan], AMERICAN IDOL [Yay, Jason Castro! He won't win, but yay him!], NEW AMSTERDAM, ELI STONE, MISS GUIDED, etc.). I've been attacking my columns of comic books (BUFFY S/8, WITCHBLADE and COUNTDOWN are among them). And I've been reading books, books, books!
Ah, yes, reading!!! It's hard for me to do while working on a manuscript, because the old eyes get strained during the day while looking at the computer screen. But right now, I'm in the happy midst of TWILIGHT, which I've always meant to pick up, and THE RUINS. I'd meant to finish THE RUINS a long time ago, way before the movie came out, but, oh, well. I hear the flick is pretty good, but I'm pretty compelled by the book, I must say, even though the action is just getting started.... I'm also listening to the spiritual journey of EAT, PRAY, LOVE on my iPod, and I just passed the Italy part and am dredging my way through India. I'll blog when I finish the audio, but right now, let's just say I adored the scrumptious and decadent descriptions of Italy and am struggling to make it through all the comparatively unscrumptious stretches of yoga meditation. Clearly, I am shallow, but I'm okay with the realization. :)
And just to make you all laugh as hard as I did this morning, I'm posting this link to a STAR WARS rap video that a friend sent to me. It's got some beyond-PG-13 language, but it's a desk slapper. Click to go to aintitcool.com: