To Be An Author

Experiencing a good movie like Twilight can sometimes inspire you to write a novel of your own, and I am no exception. I love writing and since the day I found a pad and pencil, have always had some literary project on the go. I think it is the sheer excitement of creating any situation, any person, any story that you want and being able to savour each one of them onto a physical form to re-visit whenever you want is absolute magic.

True adventures come from starting out with a blank sheet of paper (or a flashing cursor) and line by line new characters are created with intriguing lives and stories that can keep the reader yearning to find out more.

But creating great story-lines is only half the magic…learning how to use each word to successfully create the right atmosphere is a true art form. How many times have you read a book and could easily imagine all of the surroundings, the smells, the sounds, as if you were really there? That is an example of good writing; being able to transfer all those sensory experiences into words and describe in minute but simple detail the world where you want your reader to be themselves.

So is it just a case of having the gift of being able to put the right words in the right order and being able to describe a scene so that the reader is automatically transported there? Or can it be learnt?

The answer I think is both but you also have to have a love of writing and the passion and patience to effectively unravel a scene. Nowadays there is a wealth of information from on-line content to educational books like Descriptosaurus, so obtaining the knowledge is easy…having the determination and motivation to make it to the end is another story altogether!

Dreaming of Weight Loss and Being a Twilight Member

So, I have started on my quest to look like Edward’s Bella… or Jacob’s Bella, I’m not really fussed…depends what day it is ;).

The junk food has been eliminated (eaten) and lots of fresh veg and fruit has now taken its place in my cupboards which I am actually not minding, although I must admit if I am tempted to eat anything or buy anything resembling a ton of calories, I just imagine Edward is standing next to me and the urge is suddenly not so strong.

I haven’t actually bought into any slimming programs although I am tempted with the Venus Factor Diet but I will see how I go on my own for the time being.

Thinking back to Bella and her ‘perfect’ figure, I can’t help but surmise that if, and WHEN, I lose my weight, would I think my figure to be ‘perfect’.  You hear of so many women who, even when they have lost so much, are still not happy with the way they look.  I suppose this is the way of life… but I still want to find out though!!

One of the many reasons I love Twilight is the setting, those beautiful, rolling hills and dense forests. I live in a town and try to visit the countryside as much as possible but to wake up every morning and experience all that fresh air would be wonderful. In my challenge to boost my weight loss with exercise I’ve taken up field sports; netball and rugby, although my mum’s not too convinced rugby is the way to go (and witnessing as many injuries as I have in the short time I have been doing it has put me off slightly). But at least I’m getting out in the ‘sort of’ fresh air and increasing my fitness levels, and an extra for when I’m fighting off the not-so-nice vampires!

A friend of mine has a company that specialises in custom rugby shirts and has offered to print a shirt for me that has an image of Twilight on the back for when I’m training which is brilliant and it would certainly encourage me to get out on the field with either Edward or Jacob behind me, I just need to decide on which one!

I have also decided to start watching the films again, as it has been a couple of months now and I haven’t visited the one where it all began for a while so…long overdue!  I absolutely love it when a film gets to you so much that you can never get bored of it; no matter how many times you watch it! I remember when I first saw Dirty Dancing, I was so addicted to Johnny that I started fancying this boy from school – because his name was John! Needless to say I still watch Dirty Dancing and don’t even get me started with Javier from Dirty Dancing 2!

So, I’ve figured that having an imaginary heroin or hero by your side when you’re trying to tackle a challenge, which in my case is losing weight, is not at all a bad thing, and if Edward was to stand in front of me when I momentarily stop at the cake store then becoming a size 0 is not going to be such a hard job after all, and going with programs like The Venus Factor will not be needed!