When it comes to blogging, I failed in the last few months.
I’ve focused on my novel and taking all the steps needed to get it closer to publishing. It’s important to me for my story to be as clean and as professional as possible. I did my first round of beta reading this summer and I finished another novel for last month’s NaNoWriMo.
Now I’m reviewing the beta responses (which was put on hold in preparation for NaNo) and makes edits so I can be ready for another round of beta reading.
I’m uber happy and still pushing forward, but now it’s December and the holidays are upon us! Aside from doing Indiecember, I’m excited to be spending this time of the year with my little family.
Something I’m equally excited for is to sit down and watch the film Scrooged. I can’t explain why I like this movie, but for some odd reason, I do. I don’t think anyone in my family likes it, either. I usually watch it alone, if that says anything.
I think I may enjoy it because it’s a bit more modern retelling of a Christmas Carol. Except in this instance our Scrooge is a down-right asshole. And it’s great how everyone around him is fed up with the bullshit and have little to no problem telling him. And he just doesn’t give a rat’s ass.
It may also be because I enjoy movies from the 70s and 80s. Not all of them, but there sure are a bunch that are great.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carey, is another holiday favorite of mine. I don’t care what anyone says, it’s a classic. Maybe about as much as the original story by Dr. Seuss. Critics can complain about the plot as much as the want, but the Martha May Who and Grinch romance forever has my heart. And Jim Carey is a phenomenal actor, especially in this feature.
There are a bunch of other films I want to see, including the latest Grinch movie, but I promised to keep them as rewards while I progress through the tasks of self-publishing. I’ve got a bit of a ways, but if I stay on track, I’ll be able to enjoy these films soon… on Blu-ray.
What are your favorite films for the holiday movies? I’m always down to add to my growing list of “I’ll get to it.”
If you haven’t seen either of the movies I mentioned (though I have no idea how that’s possible), I hope you get the chance to watch them with your family and have a lovely holiday this year!