Sunday, August 28, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

Hello again...I am still here! It's been awhile since I've blogged on movies I've seen. I have been diligent with editing my novel, but I admit I still make time to watch a movie or two. ;)

I saw Captain America a while ago, the second day it was in theaters to be exact, but I still feel like giving my two cents on the movie. Chris Evans did a fantastic job portraying Steve Rogers and not once while watching the movie did I think of his previous roles; he was Steve Rogers not Johnny Storm aka Human Torch - Fantastic Four.

Hayley Atwell's performance as Peggy Carter, Captain America's love interest, was good, but I just wasn't feeling the character in the movie.

I thought the special effects and action scenes were done well unlike Thor, which in my opinion, was a little over the top.

The Avengers movie, set to be released May 2012, was set-up very well at the end of the movie.

79% of the reviewers at liked the movie and I would have to agree that Captain America is solid blockbuster entertainment.

Captain America Trailer

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MIA But Finished My Novel....YAY!

I apologize for taking a hiatus, but I think it was necessary to finish my novel. Yes, I am at least done writing and when it was all set and done, I even added another chapter. So where am I now with "the book", the way I refer to it to family and friends, editing and more editing and editing some!

When I started writing "the book", I was in uncharted territory having never finished a book before, but I was determined to get the story out of my head and on paper. I promise you half way through "the book," I felt like I owed it to the characters, my friends, and family that have read every chapter along the way to finish! Now, I am already hearing the dreaded words, "When will you finish the second one?!"

OMG...Lord help me! :)

As many writers already know, which I am just learning, my work is not over. It is just the beginning as I edit and edit some more. I still plan to self-publish and I am hopeful to still get this book out the door by the end of the year if not sooner. I have a date in mind, but dare not say!

I hope all goes well with editing, so I can finally share the story with the e-publishing world and the title, which I am keeping under-wraps for now as well. I can tell you that I loved writing the story and the characters, but what writer doesn't say that about their work?

In addition, when it was all said and done, my final draft before editing was a little over 100,000 words and I never thought that I could write so much and create a world and characters that I have fallen in love with.

I hope to share the book title and the release date soon!

Cheers!! :)