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A relaxing weekend

Between the last journal entry and the day I had at work on Friday, I decided a mental break from writing was probably the best thing I could do. Spent Friday evening visiting with wishweaver and mollymorrison and we watched Memoirs of a Geisha. It wasn't a "bad" movie, but it wasn't a "great" movie either. Very beautiful costuming and cinematography, but the story was disjointed at best. Personally, I think it would have been better if the story had been set in Japan of the 1860s rather than the 1930s/40s, but your mileage may vary.

Went to the bookstore this evening and picked up some good books. My find for the night was that Barnes and Noble had put Shelby Foote's, The Civil War on their discount racks. Picking up three books which normally cost $40+ for $14.99 each was a great steal. I also added some books on Japan and the samurai culture to my collection. I found Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo; The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi, translated by William Scott Wilson (who also translated Hagakure; The Sword adn the Mind, translated by Hiroaki Sato; and Myths and Legends of Japan, originally written by F. Hadland Davis in 1913.

Yes, as you may have guessed I'm considering doing a fantasy series set in Eastern culture rather than a pseudo-European setting . . . once I get Chronicles and Shattered Mirror out of the way, that is.

While we were at the bookstore, we got a call from mollymorrison to let us know that sorerutenshi had proposed to her. We got together for a celebration dinner and had a great time looking through a bridal catalog at wedding dresses. (Of course, wishweaver and I teased them unmercifully.)

After all that, I finally got a chance to sit down and do some writing and research. I bookmarked the list of Enterprise-D crew members and have been reading about some of the minor characters who wandered in and out of the show for my story. It's always good to have some supporting cast for a story. Plus, if you can use already identified characters, that's less names you have to make up. *grin*

Finished the next scene in the story and am about to move to one of fun scenes in Ten-Forward. Wesley Crusher is going to wish he hadn't decided to go there. *cue evil laughter*

Words for Today
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1,095 / 1,000
(109.5%)


Progress on "Shadows"
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4,594 / 10,000
(45.9%)


Words for the Year
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16,755 / 365,000
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