New Years Goals

January is a good time to think of goals to achieve this year. Source: GoodSearch Images

As I said last year, I don’t make any resolutions as I never keep to them. I make goals instead because goals are things to strive for and I tend to be very goal orientated. My last post mentioned that I was frustrated I failed on my second goal and I still am. At the same time, I accept that my personal circumstances prevent me from doing as much as I would like.

So what are my goals for this year?:

1) Try to write something every day or every week. Not sure on the frequency or how much if I am being completely honest but I definitely feel the need to make this a goal to make myself write.

2) Post once a week, every week on this blog. I know, the same goal as last year but it might help to keep this as a goal.

3) For my own wellbeing:

(i) try to pamper myself if possible once a month with a little special treat of something, even if it’s just watching a film or reading a book.

(ii) keep in contact with as many friends as possible, whether by Skype, phone or in person. Sometimes, a good chat/rant and a laugh is all someone needs to keep them well.

4) Participate in as many writing/National Novel Writing Month events as possible. I know I haven’t finished many events as of late but quite frankly, writing makes me feel better, especially considering my personal issues.

Right now, I think it is best for me to keep to just these few. I may end up adding more later but I definitely think these are the most important. Have you got any goals for yourself this year? Got any advice? Share them below if you like.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Planning

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Okay, first things first, I want to apologise for a lack of real activity on here. A mixture of different things, mostly revolving around job hunting, have prevented me from posting and writing as much as I would have liked. Please forgive me for that.

My July project for Camp NaNoWriMo is based on the successful musical Wicked, which in turn is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Image Source: GoodSearch

Hopefully, the writing side of things will improve as I have signed up (perhaps stupidly) for another Camp NaNoWriMo session. Most of the writing I have done since April has surrounded planning for this next session, inspired by the musical Wicked. I am sure people will know what it feels like when you get thinking about something. I got thinking about this next session not long after my rather dreadful April attempt, whether I was going to take part in the July session and about the fact that Wicked is currently touring around the UK.

Unable to afford to go and see the professional version, I started wondering about whether there was any amateur performances of Wicked in my area. A quick search online revealed that there were no licenses available for am-dram groups to perform it so it was not possible for groups to do the show. Naturally (maybe to a writer’s mind), I started thinking about writing a script based on Wicked that can be performed by local drama groups and so July’s  project was born.

Whilst working on the basic planning, I realised that I was in danger of replicating the back story to another character I have. I also realised that whilst playwriting books and Celtx do try to help you write plays, I don’t actually know how to format a play script. So until I figure that bit out, I will be writing it as a moving image/film script. Don’t be afraid to get in contact if you can give me any advice or help on the formatting of play scripts. I will appreciate any and all help anyone can give me!

This new project may or may not work but I figure it is something well worth a shot. Will it get performed? Will I even edit it after I have finished the script? I don’t know but I really want to try. I am also curious about who else is planning to do NaNo this month. Hopefully, for me at least, July will be better than April.

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New How To Train Your Dragon 2 Video

Dragon’s director Dean DeBlois, left, has been talking about the next chapter in the series, including the use of 3D technology. In a feature released on Brazil’s Bol Noticias, it also shows brand new clips from the film.

I’m currently unable to put the video on here but you can watch it here: http://mais.uol.com.br/view/14971847

Details and Pictures for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel fans got a glimpse today at the filming of the second Avengers movie.

Joining Clint Barton, a.k.a Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) on the ground in a fictional city in Eastern Europe were refugees, Wanda/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and her twin Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The pictures also show someone partly dressed as Ultron of the title.

The pictures do not offer much in the way of telling what the possible plot for the second Avengers is going to be but you can find more information and pictures at ComicBookMovie.Com.

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron is slated for release in 2015.

New How To Train Your Dragon 2 Clip: Itchy Armpit

Dreamworks have officially released a new clip from the next How To Train Your Dragon film. Entitled Itchy Armpit, we get a look at all the gadgets Hiccup has incorporated into his flight suit, the new extent of the Dragons world and also includes Toothless being a cutie!

You can watch it here: