My weekend is a little backwards. Usually it’s Saturday I spend at the coffeeshop, but we had friends coming into town for an early lunch yesterday, so that shifted the schedule around a bit. But I’m here and it’s more or less quiet. The Sunday crowd is (so far) thinner, and they’re all upstairs. Nobody’s remembered to turn on the music yet, so it’s more or less quiet down here in my little booth. I’ve already had my workout for the day, so I’m going to be ensconced for a few hours to knock out some words before heading home to take care of more domestic chores.
Hubby and I have been putting it off, but we finally watched the memorial episode of Glee last night. So I spent most of that hour bawling before bed. So sad. Thinking we should’ve flipped that and our viewing of The Goldbergs to end on a lighter note.
We also watched Once Upon A Time In Wonderland when it premiered. I’m…on the fence about it. I was super excited about it because the whole thing is set up around a love story and we all know that’s totally my bag. I liked Alice, and I like the set up, but I am NOT digging this whole Jafar in Wonderland thing. It’s too redolent of the Season 2 annoyance of Once Upon A Time proper, which turned into a giant ad for Disney World rather than the clever writing of Season 1. I haven’t been able to make myself go back to that. But I’ll give it some more time before I give up on it.
It’s been kind of a theme for new TV shows this year–general disappointment. I think part of it is that there are so many things that have been SO HYPED UP, and IMO, they just haven’t lived up to the hype. Agents of SHIELD, Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.I don’t think they’re BAD, but they definitely have’t yet lived up to the claims of awesome. I keep hearing these ads on my Pandora radio about all the acclaim that SHIELD is gaining, and it leaves me wondering…from WHO? Because everybody I’ve seen talking about it is having the same kind of meh reaction as we are. It’s picking up with each episode, but it doesn’t scream Whedon like most of his stuff. I’m missing his snappy dialogue.
After my kick ass day of writing on Monday, the rest of the week has been slow. I’m still over 5,000 for the week, which is not at all bad, but I’ve hit a bit of a stretch in the novella where I’m having to sort some details I didn’t figure out on the front end, so there’s a bit of fumbling involved in that. I’m five scenes from the end. Hoping to figure things out today and do a BIG PUSH to finish the first draft by the end of this week. I should have most of next weekend to devote to it, so it could happen.