25. Thank God's Its Friday - Random ramblings

Friday, April 29, 2005

Mood: busy
Music: Bad Girls remix - Donna Summer

Yes, another week is at its end, and I think this has been a very good week for me personally. I'm writing more than I was in past weeks, and that to me is great. I think this blog is helping me focus on what I need to do. I'm not going to get anything done by just sitting here and staring at the screen. The only way I'm going to get anything done is if I do it myself. I'm the writer, and those are my characters. They are living in my head. No one else can tell their story but me. So I guess that means I need to get down and do it. I was reading Angela Booth's Your Every Day Write newsletter in my email last night, and the topic discussed was blogs and blogging. She mentioned how writing in your blog can help increase creativity and your writing elsewhere, and I think in my case that is true.

I actually wrote another three pages to my Phaze WIP last night. I introduced the male character, and had him kind of meet the heroine, but they didn't really meet. She was gone when he looked back. They will meet soon. Laura is always telling me what a tease I am, and this story is no exception. The working title is Paradise Found. That will probably end up changing, but it works for now. The hero is loosely based on one of my current celebrity crushes, and I'm hoping the story keeps moving along.

The past few days I've been seeing a few things in the celebrity world that have caught my attention and either amused me or made me go hmm. Sometimes I may even see things and later on when I'm thinking about them I relate them to something I've read on someone's blog. The big news in the celebrity world seems to be that Tom Cruise is now dating Katie Holmes. She is 26, and he is 42. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, there really hasn't been much of a backlash from what I can see. I keep seeing people talk about how cute they are together. However if the ages reversed, and she was older that might be different. I've seen it more often than not that when it is the woman that is dating the younger man some ruckus is started. One example that comes immediately to mind is Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. I am a fan of both and I think they are absolutely adorable together, but I've seen a lot of negative comments about the relationship, both in the media and said by fans. To me, the only thing that matters is the couple is happy.

I was thinking about this and it made me remember Beth's romancing the blog entry a few days back. She was discussing the lack of a decent number of books in which older heroines were the focus. It sort of goes along the same as real life it seems. No one wants to see an older woman with a man younger than herself. Which is kind of sad because it does happen in everyday life. What makes it okay for Tom to date Katie but not for Cameron to date Justin? Yes, Justin seems to be one of those men that millions of teenage girls want for themselves or back with Britney, but it just isn't going to happen. As long as the couple is happy that is what matters I think.


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