Friday, September 26, 2014

Celebrating the love of Tolkien

Tolkien week began in 1978 and is observed every year in September, falling on the week containing September 22 (Hobbit Day). It celebrates the author, J.R.R. Tolkien (along with his son, Christopher Tolkien) and his wonderful literary compositions dealing with Middle Earth; The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle Earth.


I had intentions of blogging every day this week about Tolkien, his books, and my favorite parts of the world and characters he created. Each post had a title and idea, but... it's Friday and I didn't get any of them written. Between working two jobs, being up early every morning (I'm a night owl, not a morning person), and writing, I didn't get a chance. I stayed after work to celebrate my little nanny girl's 1st birthday, which was a lot of fun! She was in a wonderful, happy mood all day! It was great, considering the day before she was miserable with molars and a runny nose.

Super excited, even before the cake!
Anyway, I was thinking about it and I did celebrate Tolkien week. I celebrated Hobbit Day with my little sister on Monday and during the week I watched "The Two Towers" Extended Edition. I love all of those wonderful lines, taken straight from the books. Tonight, I'm planning on watching "Return of the King" Extended Edition and enjoying the story. I'll be tweeting about it, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and you can join me!

I've been working hard on making my novella, Silent Beauty, into a full length novel. My word count has gone from 31,363 to 46,024. I've added 14,661 words in two weeks. I didn't think I could do it, but I'm not done yet. I added inner dialogue for my MC and some awesome new scenes, along with a tighter plot to increase the tension. My critique partners are amazing and are really helping me shape this novel into something epic. :) My personal deadline is October 8th, to have a new draft of the novel. I'm getting there!

Maybe I didn't get to blogging like I wanted to, but I'm writing and I think Tolkien would like that. :)

And here's a laugh/cry for your entertainment!

Have a great weekend!

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