Fourth of July weekend was the first time I've 'officially' taken off in a year. And you know what? I had a hard time not writing. Not that, at the moment, I have anything huge hanging over my head. But, after going and going every single spare minute, I found my mind didn't want to turn off.
My last Harlequin Western is in and I'm waiting on my edits. I hit send on my latest MS, The Wolf's Son, and was waiting on confirmation that my editor received it... And man, it was super hard to say bon voyage to that cast of characters. Nothing like writing tension-fraught yummy werewolves to make you excited about your writing for the day :) Nevertheless, I went from always writing to a full-on stop.
And my brain wasn't cooperating.
What could I do? Why find some good stories to savor to recharge my noggin, of course.
And, since my kids are home (all teens mind you), movies made the most sense. A few have been fun: Sisters, How to Be Single, Two Night Stand, and Central Intelligence (HILARIOUS stuff here - Highly recommend). A few scary: The Boy (big reveal took a cool movie and made it ho-hum), Whiplash (yes scary - I know it's about a drummer BUT OMG!), 10 Cloverfield Lane, and The Revenant (I wan't blown away but the bear scene - :( ). On the big screen only Central Intelligence and Tarzan have stood out.
Tarzan... *sigh* and another rapturous *sigh*
With Tarzan taking the lead over like... everything. It was familiar, yet wonderful. I loved this movie. Like serious warm fuzzies, people. I laughed, got a little teary-eyed, and fell completely in love. What a love story - *swoon*. It's been a long time since I enjoyed a movie on this level. At the end of it, I was satisfied and happy. And, let's face it, that's what we want when we're done with a great story, right - in whatever format. And Tarzan delivered. 5 stars, 10 out of 10, whatever your rating system: Go See This Movie. It will distract and please your brain. And, yes, the scenery is incredible too!
And now I have such phenomenal hero inspiration - so it was a total win-win!!!