Monday, February 22, 2016

Snoring

It's 2:15 in the morning. Everyone is snoring, the sound I loathe above all others. Well, that and heavy breathing, which is pretty much the same thing. Oh, and people chomping on their food. Great, now I'm really irritated.

In my creative writing group, we're covering the five senses. We've done sight, sound, touch, and taste. Scent is left, and I'm a little apprehensive. The activities for each class under the sense theme have been hands on. I could have people smell things and write about scent, but I can see people having sneezing fits all over the place. Le ugh.

Did I mention snoring irritates me?

It's 2:19 in the morning, and my brain can barely form a coherent thought. I think I'd better sign off. Just wanted to pop in to say that I am not yet dead, and to give a reminder: I'm mostly blogging on my WordPress account: The Blog of Beth Overmyer.

Thanks for stopping by,
Beth

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Doom and Gloom Novel

...is funner than it sounds ;) I just don't want to give away the title, as I'm guarding some of the book's secrets like a dragon. This, however, is a taste of what I'm going on about. Note that this is a FIRST draft--a regular CFD (crappy first draft.) It is one of several works-in-progress. I hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Inspiration is Everywhere

Inspiration is everywhere.

Sunday night, I went to a restaurant/micro brewery-thing. I didn't go there with the intention of being vigilant for inspiration, but I wasn't closed to the possibility.

The first thing that caught my eye: the place mats/drink menus. Such rich descriptions of the complex flavors of each drink. Made me want to get back to my bartender story. I took the disposable mat home, and will use it for research. Come on, I need to know the difference between malt liquor and a white wine, and I don't really drink. Menu and the web to the rescue!

The next thing to catch my attention were people's body languages. So fun to watch the differences between the men and women at the party (I forgot to mention: it was a party. There I said it.) The women mirrored body language of almost everyone they were talking to...a lot. Mirroring, according to my studies, means your subconscious intent is to please, agree, or flatter...or you're like-minded on something.

The men, however...One was on his phone, texting. Two were talking across from each other, and their body languages were not mirroring. Made me think that the two were internally disagreeing about sports or something (one's arms across chest while the other was gesturing. Licking lips, wanting to speak. Tight smiles.) 'Twas fun to observe and guess. Maybe they were just bored.

And I got a fun idea for my TV series when two friends mirrored each other a little too well. It involves glasses. That's all I"m saying.

Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to be receptive to it.