Have you ever really looked forward to a movie and then when you were finally able to see it you were really disappointed? I did that with Rob Zombie’s “31”. I was so pumped up about it and it finally came on Amazon Prime so I watched it last night. It’s just another survival movie. A group of people get kidnapped out of their RV and forced to participate in a game where people have paid to hunt them. Survive or die. There was nothing stand out about the movie other than some of the cast members. Malcom McDowell and Meg Foster are the two actors I recognized from other movies and tv shows. The only really memorable character was Doom-Head played by Richard Brake. Despite being psychotic his character is angry and intelligent. Always angry. It is what fuels him. But extremely smart. Reminds me of Hannibal Lecter’s brother, if he had one. But the rest of the movie? Been there watched that. The actors did a really good job in their rolls it’s just that the roles weren’t anything different than a normal horror movie. Needless to say I was really disappointed.
So I curled up and finished Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh and started reading Death in Lovers’ Lane by Carolyn Hart. It has been a long time since I have picked up a book by Hart so I am glad to be reading her again. We’ll see how fast I plow through it.
I am trying to stay focused with my writing. But it is hard. Sometimes I feel I can do all that and then some. But then there are moments that I find myself floundering thinking that there is just so much that I have to do to keep writing. I try not to let myself get overwhelmed. I try not to look at the big picture. I try to look at what I have accomplished so far this year, how far I have come. When I can breathe a little easier I pick a task to do and get to work on it.
Speaking of which I need to get at it. I hope everyone has a great day!