She winds up for the pitch…

That’s right, I’m working on my pitch again.  But this time it’s for my WIP.  I stumbled across a WIP blog hop the other day and I want to participate, but first I need to shine up my pitch a bit.  I’ve been polishing since Friday.  But I think I’ve just about got it hammered out, so I’ll be posting regularly-ish again soon(ish)!  I hope. 😀

All this is to say that I’ve been doing a fair bit of writing and even more thinking about writing of late.  If I’ve been a bit absent, well, everywhere, now you know why.  So in the meantime, please enjoy this pretty, pretty picture from The Great Gatsby:

Happy Hump Day! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “She winds up for the pitch…

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Have you seen the movie? I haven’t yet because I can’t convince my husband to go see it with me. It may be one I don’t get to see till it’s out on DVD. *sigh* I read the book in high school and didn’t like it, but I just read it again for my book club a couple of months ago (in advance of the movie) and they all went to see it on opening weekend. Sadly, I had other plans that day. I liked the book better the second time around, but it’s still not my favorite. Have you read it? What did you think?

      Honestly, I’m just glad I have an excuse to let my inner thirteen-year-old Leo fangirl out to play again. She’s having a blast. 😀


      Thanks for the good wishes on my pitch! I need all the help I can get in that department. 🙂 And thank you for the compliment on my blog! Now if only I could convince my husband to let me wallpaper our house in a similar fashion… 😀


      • Sandra's Stories says:

        No, I haven’t seen it yet either! Not pleased about that. I had mixed feelings about the book. I don’t think I have finished it, even. I liked it at first, then I started to get bored, and then I put it back on my bookshelf. I meant to reread it, though, before watching the movie. So before the movie does come out on DVD, I think I shall fully read the book. It’s written well, but I don’t know … maybe it’s because I’m more of a fantasy-genre reader and The Great Gatsby isn’t.

        And I love Leo in almost all of his movies. I really want to see Shutter Island too, but I’m afraid that it’s going to be scary. (I hate scary movies).

        And you’re welcome! : )


        • Kay Kauffman says:

          I LOVED Shutter Island! I didn’t think it was really all that scary, actually, and I had expected it to be, so it was very different than what I thought it would be. But it was a good different – I really liked it. I think the only Leo movie I’ve seen that I didn’t like was The Beach – that movie was just weird. I really wanted to see Revolutionary Road, but I haven’t had the chance to yet. I’ve heard good things, but I need to find a copy on DVD and find the time. Having four kids makes for limited movie-watching time. 😉

          I know what you mean about Gatsby. I absolutely hated it in high school and I thought as I got older that maybe it was just because I was young that I didn’t like it. So I bought a copy at a used book sale once and let it sit on my bookshelf for years without ever getting around to rereading it. This spring when I did finally read it, it just didn’t do it for me. I mean, it was well-written – I wish I wrote half as well as Fitzgerald – but it left me feeling very depressed. And maybe that’s what he was going for; from the notes in my copy, I had the feeling that he was a very disillusioned guy and he was trying to convey that in Gatsby. If that’s the case, I think he certainly did a good job. I think now that I didn’t like it because none of the characters are overly likable – pitiable, certainly, and in Tom’s case, detestable, but not really likable.

          Still, I want to see the movie. Cuz, you know, Leo. Mmm…*giggle*


          • Sandra's Stories says:

            I guess I’ll watch Shutter Island, then. I haven’t watched a scary movie since The Ring came out, and I was actually so afraid afterwards that I had to turn my TV in my room to face away from my bed for like two weeks. hahaha. HATE scary movies. So I’m glad Shutter Island isn’t scary. I will it to my movie list.

            For some reason, the movie trailer for Gatsby seemed different than the book. Was that just me? I pictured the girls in the book to be less showy/flirty. Am I remembering wrong? Because in the movie trailer/posters they seem awfully different. Maybe I was more asleep than awake reading the book if that is the case. lol


          • Kay Kauffman says:

            I’ve never seen The Ring. I think it was one of those that I thought looked good and then forgot about. A ridiculous number of shows and movies fall into that category. 🙂 I like some scary movies, but I don’t like slasher movies (unless you count the Scream movies as slasher movies and then I think that’s more from a place of nostalgia than anything else).

            You know, I really didn’t think the girls were that flirty in the book, either. I mean, Jordan could possibly be considered a flirt, but I don’t think of Daisy that way, regardless of her relationship with Gatsby. On the other hand, I’ve only seen the trailers like, once, and that’s been a while ago, so I might be remembering them wrong. Mostly I think they seem bored, like life is just happening around them and they’re casually strolling through it, observing.


  1. Sandra's Stories says:

    I can’t reply to your comments any longer, so I’ll just post another comment. I wish I had forgotten about The Ring. lol. I agree about there being tons of movies like it. I mostly just ignore them all these days, unless there are trailers in the theatre. And then I just hope I don’t have nightmares about what I accidentally saw. Because theatres like to throw scary stuff at you when you least expect it. >: (


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      I remember when The House on Haunted Hill came out and I saw it with a friend of mine. We watched it at home with all the lights off, of course, and the first little bit (the part shot all in black and white) gave me nightmares for a week. The rest of it was scary, but it was that opening bit that had me freaking out. I can’t even put my finger on what it was that scared the tar out of me, but I haven’t watched it since. 13 Ghosts was the same way.

      My problem with so many scary movies today is that Hollywood seems to equate gory with scary, and I disagree with them. Gore is what ruined Jaws for me as a kid, not the fear of a shark attack. But I thought Shutter Island was very well done; I hope you like it and that it doesn’t give you nightmares!


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