Things I Heart Right Now

It's been a while since I've done a "Things I Heart Right Now" list. And it's Friday. These two facts aren't related, but I thought, Hey! Why not kick off the weekend with some hearting?
If Wes Anderson sat down and decided to write a picture book (Ooh! Wouldn't that be great?), it would be this. Where else will my child learn the words despondent and mezzo-soprano? The Pea's been walking around the last few days quoting part of it. But adding his own little spin to it: "Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone goes to the froggy potty." Nope, that's just you, kiddo.

Why did it take me so long to read this? Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone was recommending it to me. But it was for screenwriters. No. No, it is for all writers. Especially those of us who are visual learners. And I discovered the beat sheet just in time for...

Drafting. I've decided I'm not even going to call it "writing a story" because my first draft will be crap of craptastical proportions. It will be said crap whether I slave over it for months upon months upon months or bang it out as fast as I can. Fast as I can, it is. I don't want to talk about how many manuscripts it's taken me to figure this out.
I'm attempting to eliminate wheat, dairy, and sugar from my diet. Do you know what's in every single thing I enjoy eating? Wheat, dairy, and sugar. My sole treat are these Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins that I've been making (and eating) by the boatload. And, technically, I haven't eliminated the sugar out of them. Also. I sneak white chocolate chips into the batter. Oops. Fell in.


  1. LOL about the eating stuff. Too funny. Books look great and good luck on the drafting. My first draft will be totally crapalicious too, but whatta you do? Just gotta get past it and move on, right?

  2. Exactly! I always stress about the first draft, and it never makes a lick of difference.