Boating at Night, Wild Dolphins, Love & Time Travel
WHAT I'M READING
I devoured DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT which is the sequel to DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. Now I'm wondering why it took me so long to get to it, because I loved it. Here's a perfect example of taking subject matter that is not new and doing it really, really well.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Minuscule progress on my WIP this week. December is a really busy month and I need to make sure to budget more time for writing. But I have found, that during quiet moments while kayaking, I can write scenes in my head, or at least get a little inspiration for the setting. Then after dark, when the boats are washed and put up, hurriedly scribble down some notes so that I don't forget it.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
- Lots of kayaking. Yesterday, however, the Dolphins showed up!! (Finally. We haven't seen dolphins in a couple of weeks and I was going through withdrawals.) They were hunting on the seagrass flats in about 2 feet of water and they came about 10 feet away from the boats, so it was some excellent dolphin action. I took some shaky video which I am still processing. (Will share later) The shot below is a screenshot from said shaky video. :)
- A friend of ours called the other night to say he bought a new boat and did we want to help him take it for a spin. Um, YES!!! Though I think it's immensely funny what he calls "a boat". This thing probably cost more than my whole house. Still, when someone says "Do you want to go out on a boat on the ocean?", you say "yes" and ask questions later. It was soooo much fun. Evening turned into night. The birds came in to roost. Night herons calling in the darkness. Christmas lights reflected on the bay. Leaning into a warm chest. And fireworks. Because this town doesn't need an excuse to shoot off fireworks. I swear 90% of our taxes must go to the fireworks budget.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
We finally got to see ABOUT TIME at the theater. I love, love, LOVED this movie. It's by the creator of LOVE ACTUALLY & PIRATE RADIO. Both excellent films if you haven't see them, you should rectify that pronto. But About Time was a wonderfully, laugh out loud, bittersweet gem of a film. Love, time travel, and Bill Nighy....what's not to like. Here's the trailer, just in case....