I went to the midnight showing of “The Hunger Games” Thursday/Friday… then on Friday night, Janina was going to see the movie again so I was left to my own devices, none of which included writing. I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself; I did do some research on literary agents, etc. Put together some query letters. But no actual writing. Even though I had told Janina I wanted to write a fanfic of Gale’s POV of The Hunger Games.
By Saturday afternoon, however, I was itching to write. I want to write something as epic as what Suzanne Collins has done. I thought over my various works-in-progress and started working on Dreamwalkers, the sequel to Hitchhikers, which is told from Kayla’s point of view.
I won’t lie. I did not accomplish much. But it is something.
My take on the movie: I thought it was well done. I loved Katniss and the adult cast; Peeta and Gale left something to be desired – they just did not look how I imagined, and I didn’t feel any chemistry between either one and Katniss. I wished a little more time had been spent on the background of this society, the fear and the hunger of daily life in District 12. I am really enjoying the soundtrack, especially the first song by Arcade Fire – it may go on my current writing soundtrack to keep that inspiration for epic-ness alive!