Yikes! Another two weeks have slipped by and I haven't posted anything. Well, I'm afraid you'll probably have to wait another month before I publish any new material, because I'm doing Nanowrimo again! That's right! Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, I am extremely excited about it. Yes, I am writing another Regency romance (of sorts). No, I am most likely not going to let you read it. Ever.
I'm going to be writing Pride and Prejudice. From Jane Bennet's perspective. :-) I CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED!! Every literary bone in my body has been tingling with anticipation for days. That sounded weird. . . but that's how I feel!
Fellow Nano-ers, please do add me as a writing buddy.
What else is there to add. . . hmm. . . I'll put a widget on my sidebar so you can keep track of my progress (if you're interested. . .). I still miss all of you. If only I had an extra couple of hours in every day in which to blog and do internet stuff. It's not that I'm super busy, but I can't read books and blog and watch movies all at once during my spare time. . . unfortunately.
Oh, one more thing. If you'd like to do a little something to help me through Nanowrimo. . . I'm looking for some good music to listen to while I write my novel. Have any suggestions? I like classical music, classical crossover (e.g. Hayley Westenra, Katherine Jenkins), Celtic music, instrumental music, world music, film scores. I think a lot of my readers have similar tastes to my own, so shoot me some of your favourites!
drama that ran on CBS for two seasons, from 1994-1995. Inspired by the
classic biographical novel by Catherine Marshall, which was in turn
based on the life of Marshall's mother - the real-life "Christy",
19-year-old Christy Huddleston feels God is calling her to the
mission field. She leaves her comfortable home in Asheville, North
Carolina, to work at a mission school deep in the Appalachian mountains.
She dreams of doing great things for God, but soon struggles to cope as
her sheltered upbringing leaves her utterly unprepared for the poverty
and squalor with which she is quickly confronted.
Both the book and the
series meant a great deal to me as a younger teen, and I am deeply
attached to Cutter Gap and its residents. I sometimes found Kellie
Martin slightly irritating as Christy - I liked Christy's character much
better in the book. But whilst the book is far better, I can't deny
that the series was also something special. There was wonderful
chemistry between all the cast, and the show had a great vibe to it.
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a good family drama in the
mould of Little House on the Prairie or Lark Rise to Candleford, but
especially for teenage girls! Fellow Christy fans, FYI, I ship Christy/Neil.
there are some mature issues dealt with in a few episodes - i.e. the PG
rating is warranted. I should also warn potential viewers that the show
was canceled after its second series, and so ends on a cliffhanger. If
you want to find out what happens afterwards (sort of. . . ), read the
book. Stars Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly, Randall Batinkoff, Tess Harper,
and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. ****
Watched this one the other day. Here's its entry in my labour-of-love period drama database, which I have finally started working on again, so check back every so often to see new links/pictures/reviews.
~Princess Caraboo (1994)~
A sweet, somewhat overlooked film; loosely based on a true story. In Regency England, a small vagrant is found in a country field. She speaks no English and is dressed in strange, Oriental clothes. The girl calls herself "Caraboo", and claims to be the daughter of a king. For Princess Caraboo (Phoebe Cates), it is the beginning of an incredible adventure, in which she charms a journalist, a professor, the aristocracy, and even the Prince Regent himself. Phoebe Cates is wonderful as the plucky, almost Heyer-esque heroine, while Jim Broadbent and (Cates' real life husband) Kevin Kline are hilarious. Also keep an eye out for cameos from Stephen Mackintosh and Anna Chancellor. The stereotyped, bigoted depiction of the English aristocracy marred the film slightly for me. Princess Caraboo is marketed as a family film, but it does contain a couple of slightly "icky" moments, so be warned. Directed by Michael Austin. Stars Phoebe Cates, Wendy Hughes, Stephen Rea, John Lithgow, Jim Broadbent, and Kevin Kline. ***12+