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I apologize for not posting on Monday or Wednesday. This month is different for me. The first month of the second quarter. I was reviewing the last three months. Trying to figure out where I did get stuck. I still don’t have answers. But as usual, I have not given up. I love writing and I love stories.
With that sentiment in mind, I watched Bridgerton season 2 on Netflix. It is loosely based on the Viscount who Love Me by Julia Quinn. Well, the whole series was created and written by Julia Quinn. I don’t remember what I wrote about season 1 or if I did. I’m not going to look it up. My feelings about it are the same. The Bridgerton show season 1 and 2 are romance stories but they are not the stories I loved written by Julia Quinn. Some of the changes work well for live-action and some don’t work for me. Instead of watching it all at once, I’m watching the 2 episodes at a time. I like this Kate and Anthony, the actors did a great job with the script they were given. I prefer Kate and Anthony in the book a little better. To be completely honest, my favorite books in the series were Books 2, 3, and 6. The others were fun and I was able to enjoy them all on Audible for the subscription fee. Audible/Amazon tries to trick you into thinking that the audiobooks are free, but that is the case as long as you are a member.
Watching Bridgerton strangely lead me to re-watching episodes of the 12 Monkeys on Hulu and Fringe on HBOMax over the weekend. The two shows are similar in their fantastical psuedo-science and premise. Only these chosen few can save the world. The question might be why the Bridgertons and these two science fiction shows are completely different. All three shows have a romance thread flowing through them. In Fringe and 12 Monkeys you could say that the romance was the secondary or third plot. I would disagree. Many of the characters are motivated by love. It may not be the one true partner but there is love. This is one of the reasons I like writing romance because it is in all the stories. When it is not blatant there is always fanfiction.
In writing news, you may have noticed the Camp Nanowrimo picture. I signed up after believing for most of the year that I was not going to participate. The story I am working with is still Connection Lost. The good thing about Camp Nano is that you can set your own goals. My goal is 25,000 words. Connection Lost is not going to be 25,000 words. There are 3 other short stories in development connected to Connection Lost. Some authors don’t like the competitive nature of Nanowrimo. I am on the fence about it. I am aware of many authors have won Nanowrimo as much as others who have lost and are still successful. I find that when I am participating in the events I put in more effort. I don’t get stumped on small things like, what city in California will my characters show up in. The sentence goes likes this “the west coast city’s weather was better than expected.” The sentence does two thing boost my word count and set a reminder for edits, win-win. I have not written every day but I am already over 3000 words. So gold stars for everyone.
For this week, the goal is to complete this story and move on to the next in the series. I will be also be writing notes on a the books, I’ve listened to. I am strongly avoiding listening to the Viscount Who Loved Me, until after I have watched Bridgerton season 2. I have always compared the Bridgerton series to Bedwyn series by Mary Balogh. That is a project for a later date.
That is all that I have to write for now. I hope these words are entertaining. I encourage everyone with creative or self improvement pursuits to not give up. Please remember to be kind.