Grumpy Words

November 14, 2008

It’s been a long time…

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And we are sorry for neglecting you (all two of you who occasionally check this site :)!

Here’s what’s up: Shira and I (Morgan here, btw) are back together for another exciting season of Girls Write Now. In fact, just yesterday Shira was in my office for our weekly mentoring session, where we caught up on our latest goings-on and went over some recent writing Shira had done (as usual, it was great. She doesn’t need me! Sob!). Tomorrow, I will be teaching the poetry workshop for all the mentors and mentees, which should be fun – we have an excellent guest speaker and some awesome poetry exercises (villanelles, anyone?).

We also talked about the Twilight series, because Shira had kindly lent me books 2-4. I liked 2, I despised 3 because I hate, hate, hate Bella, Jacob, and Charlie so much (that deserves a post all on its own, so I won’t bother with it here) and I’ve just started 4. Plus, I am absolutely going to see the movie next weekend. Don’t judge me!

Other than that, I am deeply mired in National Novel Writing Month. Yes, that’s right – I am writing 50,000 words this month. However, it’s already mid-November and I am only at about 7,000 words. But, I have all day Sunday scheduled for writing, so my goal is to get up to about 20,000 by Sunday night. We’ll see.

What’s new with everyone else?

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September 14, 2008

Twilight post #2, in which I may have been wrong about post #1

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Well, what do you know. 

I might in fact be a Twilight fan after all! 

I finished the book. By the time I got to the last third of it, I could not put it down. 

I still think the writing is atrocious – if I had a few free hours, I would go through and count how many times Bella “grimaces” since I think it’s a world record. And the gender roles are hugely obvious and insulting, and the vaguely religious undertones make me uncomfortable. But yes, Twilight was a captivating book. I guess this means I need to read the rest of them. Anyone want to loan me a copy?

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