Random Friday

So, busy week, but still found time to relax a little after dinner. I watched the DVD box with 3 African-American movies I got from Wallmart in NY last August.

Deliver us from Eva is a fun rom-com – and LL Cool J is hot, LOL! Eva looks very cold (much like me), but eventually shows her real self – and she has a reason or two to be so tough. I like the way it starts (a la American Beauty) and then goes totally somewhere else – it is a comedy, but I also got some tears at the end… Anyway, people are people, no matter their color, and when they fall in love… they fall in love, even if they were not supposed to!

Which is basically what happens in Something New where black girl falls in love with white guy… having had a crush on a black guy, I could relate, LOL! Didn’t work out for me, but glad it worked for them. I mean, even IBM (Ideal Black Man – what did you think? ;)) Blair Underwood was handsome, and even if I’m not a blond-guy person (unless it’s Brad Pitt clean-shaven and with long hair, LOL), Simon Baker was a good match. Poor girl had a really hard choice to make! 😀

Finally The Best Man, which is the reason why I bought the box because it’s about a writer. His ARC goes out to his friends who recognize themselves in his book… rom-com again, but about the consequences of writing what you know, LOL! Hence I prefer writing fantasy, just in case! 😉 Just kidding, I also write contemporary stuff, but now that I write in English, it’s harder for my friends to recognize themselves in my stories – for various reasons! 😀

I’ve decided to start putting drawings on DeviantART about Star Minds. I made a characters study folder for them, although some will be used as covers from the e-books. If you’d like to have a look… The print version will have another cover, but the single e-books will have one of those. I plan on doing many more about the other characters as I want to write short stories about them, so hopefully next year I’ll fill that folder! 🙂

Boy, that was short… sorry, guess I’m not very talkative this week. Hope to recover next week with a few days off and in London. There don’t seem to be any Bollywood movies in Leicester Square next week, but you never know… Maybe when I get there I find one! Otherwise, I’ll go DVD hunting as usual, LOL!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend…

Writer Wednesday

My story this week is as follow: I discovered Destined on Goodreads because I so loved the cover. Now, a review of the book will be done on Friday, but I had to find out more about the cover artist.

Enter DeviantArt – a site I have checked many times and never joined because I thought it was only for artists. And my failing eyes who didn’t notice on the artist’s page she had given her e-mail in plain English (her website is in Chinese…). So I thought to contact her I could send her a note, but I had to open an account…

There you have it, now I have a DeviantArt account! I started uploading drawings and book covers (so from now on, everything art-related will go there, unless I need help to choose a book cover) and found out you can also upload text! Short story or sample chapters, but if you’re looking for a place to showcase your talent with a loss-leader, DeviantArt works also for writers. So you can scout for your next cover artist and publicize your own work! 🙂

Here’s my experiment – Starblazer on DeviantArt! It’s also free on this blog and on Smashwords. So I discovered another “social network” although I haven’t joined any group yet. By the way, Goodreads has reached Ten Million users – since 2007! 🙂 You gotta love these guys! 😉 Although I don’t like very big groups – I get lost in the interaction – I like making friends on Goodreads. But please NO RECOMMENDATIONS, my TBR pile and wishlist are long enough already! 😉

I’ve been handwriting this week(end), so no new drawings. Today is a holiday in Italy, so I’m home, reading and writing and trying not to spend too much time watching movies for the umpteenth time! 😉 I might have a couple of reviews for Friday. And I still have to catch up on blogs – why am I always behind? Well, because I’m reading more fiction, LOL! 😀

Right, back to writing now. Have a great week!

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