Saturday, January 17, 2009

Random Notes of Interest... to me...

Here is my NetFlix review of this movie that we saw a week or so ago...
I have never been a big fan of PG-13 horror. I have come to appreciate a few of them, but not too many. I went with my wife and about 7 friends to see this one in the theater this past Friday. I was the only one who really liked it. Every one of my friends thought it was going to be better. PG-13 horror movies must rely on tension, fear, and creepiness in order to satisfy horror buffs. It must also be well acted and well written. The Unborn was a very well acted and well written movie. The story was very interesting and I felt it kept your interest throughout. A young girl begins to have visions and nightmares that scare her to the point that she must find out their meaning. She finds out she was a twin with her brother dying in the womb. Demons, ghosts, and creepy moments throughout. Good movie, but I would wait for the DVD release. 4 stars. 1/12/09

Still smoke free since January 8... check out the Quit Smoking Counter to the right for all the interesting details of what that really means to me!

In an effort to get my book off the ground and published, I've started an agent search. I sent a synopsis and the first 5 or 6 pages to an agent in New York City. A few years ago, I did a ton of research on agents and the conclusion was that NY City was the place to start. There are several agents I will contact, but if that doesn't produce fruit I will find a publisher on my own. The lady that wrote the Twilight series sent her requests to 15 publishers before 1 accepted. It is a long process, but it is worth it if you are successful. I don't plan on giving up either way. There is always self-publishing. It is a little costly, but Tina and I know a lady from our area that went that route and it worked out well for her. She started with local and area bookstores and now has a contract with Borders to have her book in their stores. So it does pay to be persistent! I will as always keep you updated on where I am with my book. I'm in the process of trademarking the title. Copyright laws protect the book itself, but I want to own the title as well. It is a cut-throat business (book publishing), so you have to look out for #1.

The past several days has seen temperatures below ZERO!!!! Thank God I work indoors. I can't imagine having a job like a delivery person, construction worker, police officer, etc. Having to be in and out of this type of cold is not healthy. You know it is bitter cold when the snot in your nose freezes when you first go outside. It is a very weird feeling and if you haven't ever experienced it, you have no idea just how strange it feels. Just taking out the trash at my store is a chore. Being in this type of cold can give you frost bite on your face and ears so quickly. The weather is supposed to be warmer next week... nearing 50 degrees... crazy weather.

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frgodbeyjr said...

Thanks a lot U Willy! That means a lot to me. Your two horror blogs really look sharp. Very well done on your part! Thanks for the comment.

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You're not lying about the weather! Cold, snow, snow and more snow! Keep up the not smoking. You're doing a great job!

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