The Adjustment Bureau

*****Minor Spoilers*******

I was watching The Adjustment Bureau the other night and I posted that I loved the film on social media and a friend said they weren’t overly impressed with it, saying it was a ‘chick flick’ Now I really disagree with that. I think The Adjustment Bureau is a fantastic movie that does have a strong love story at the heart of it but it also tells a story of how this mysterious group of people is manipulating the world around us without us knowing its happening. Matt Damon’s character finds this out, this mysterious group of people tell him (with a few threats to stop him telling the world about them) and sends him on his way with the knowledge that he’s on the verge of making a difference in the world, but he can’t be with Elise (Emily Blunt’s character) because the plan doesn’t allow that. These people work to a plan.

Now, I think this movie is a good example of tight story telling, and yes at the heart of it all it’s a story of love and that no matter what love will bring people together. Damon and Blunt have a fantastic chemistry and both have a really sweet charm to them and you find yourself rooting for them. I found them to be a really believable couple.

What I find really fascinating about this story is the fact that something really big is going on in the background. You’ve got these guys with these hats on that are directing humanity, their motives are explained a little but while we’re watching Damon’s character David trying to get the girl we get to see a little of the power behind the scenes and that is kinda of scary. I’m going to get the Phillip K. Dick short story that the film is based on because its a fascinating idea and I’m keen to see what the original text is.

Good Morning Sunday

Here in the UK it’s windy and was wet, but the rain seems to have stopped for the moment. This doesn’t really change any of my plans for the day because those plans are to write a minimum of 1600 words. I set myself a target of 3000 for the weekend and I wrote 1400 last night so I’m all but half way there.

I’d really like to write a couple of blog posts too, and read a little more of the comic I’ve been reading, but I’ll have to see how I get along with the fiction writing. I won’t stop once I’ve hit my target, I’ll stop writing once I’m feeling wiped out or I feel like I’ve got to a decent point in the story.

That said, I’m off to get cracking :)

Project Apollo Update

I’m just writing a quick little post before I go to work, give an update on how Project Apollo has gone this week s far.

I’m  feeling pretty good about my prodcutivity. I’m not just getting a lot of words writtten, I think I’m getting some good words written and building the story and the universe.

There’s been a couple of speedbumps so far with this rewrite but aside from one aspect most of them should be easily fixed. That one problem is something that Owen and I are still trying to figure out but I’m hoping we’ll have it sorted out sooner rather then later.

Last night I managed to get about 800 or so words done, which I’m beryl happy with because I really didn’t feel like writing last night (I wasn’t in an especially good mood). I had not desire to do anything aside from playing GTAV but I forced myself to get my arse in the chair and write. This time last week I wouldn’t have been able to do that due to the rut that I’ve been in since January.

That’s all I’ve got time for now, I am going to try and work some time into my week to get some more thought through posts written. These must be getting boring by now :P 

Have a good day everyone.

Good Morning, Wednesday

I’m just going to put up a quick post here, a quick little update about my progress this week so far.

I’ve written about 2000 words over Monday and Tuesday, last night I really wasn’t feeling the urge to write but I forced myself to start and I found that I once I was going the words flowed pretty. I think part of the reluctance to write last night was that I’m almost writing word-for-word what the original part of this story was. I keep thinking that this re-write will be very different to the original draft of Project Apollo, but as I’ve been writing this I’ve found that it’s still quite similier to that first draft. That said I was always quite happy with this particular section of the novel, so that’s probably why it’s kept as close to the original as it has done.

I’ve got a lot of thoughts I’d love to share right now, but I’ve got to get ready for work.

Have a good day everyone.

(i havent had time to proof read this, so feel free to pick out the typos :D )

Feeling Good

I’m just going to put up a quick post sharing what I’ve managed today. I got about 600 words written early afternoon and this evening for a total of just over 2400 words for the day. Needless to say I’m happy with this and feel like I’ve found a way out of this rut I’ve been in.

This coming week that is going to be my focus, getting out of this damned rut. Today has proven that I can get my butt into the chair and stay there. I’m not expecting word counts like I’ve had today all week because I’ve been typing up what I’ve written longhand and I’ll be back to writing longhand again tomorrow.

Getting Out Of This Rut

I’m almost raring to go this morning. I’ve got a few bits and pieces to do out in the garden this morning and I’d like to watch a little football this afternoon but I really want to get some words down. I feel like I’m coming out of this rut but it’s been more of a slow process than just flicking a switch.

I REALLY need to get myself out of this rut, it’s begining to drive me crazy and the longer I’m in it the harder it’s going to be to get myself out of it. I keep thinking I’m almost out of it but then I hit a little roadblock and that’s it, I loose my rythm and that knocks me off the horse for a few days.

So, this week I’m going to make a concetrated effort to get words written. I’ve got both the AVG and Project Apollo rewrites to work on, so if I get stuck on one of those I can switch over to the next one. I’ve also got planning work for The Residents to do, as well as a couple of blog posts that I want to write as well. And I’ve got Beta Reader’s notes to read through on my Vampire series.

I’ve got enough to do, and I know this rut isn’t the dreaded writers block (which I don’t think is something that I’m gonna suffer from) I think it’s a mental barrier that I’ve built up after Earth, After Liberation crashed and burned. I had a rough outline of three books and I was all set on getting them written this year and hopfully start getting them published. That was my plan for the start of the year, and now its all out of the window.

I don’t know if this is something that other writers experience, but I’ve got to get out of this rut and start building my confidence up again, and today’s the day I’m going to start.

A Little Hit and Miss

This is just going to be a short post. I’ve had a quiet week, well month to be honest, with writing. I’ve eased off the AVG rewrite simply because I’m not sure about the pacing of A revelation for the characters that I’m at and I want to think it through A little before continuing.

I have attempted to write a really short little story in mine and Owen’s Project Apollo universe, but that really didn’t go well, so I stopped that and am currently making an attempt to get Project Apollo started again. It’s early stages yet, but its feeling both good and bad. I’ve got the first chapter done, which has come up shorter then I thought it would but I’ll be typing it up tomorrow and getting it of to Owen for his additions.

I’ve got a bit of a busy day tomorrow, but I’m hoping to be able to get a bit of writing done. I still feel like I’m in this slump that Earth, After Liberation has left me in, but I’m seeing a few signs that I’m coming out of it.