I finally used a gift certificate from my daughter yesterday. I dragged my husband to see the movie My Sister’s Keeper—the story from Jodi Picoult’s book. I was curious to see if the movie version worked as well.
I have to admit. I liked the book better.
But what it did for me was to get my brain to thinking about plots. Lots of plots. And how to spin them so they make the reader want more. I came home ready to write but I didn’t. Instead, I’ll jot down some notes and save them for when I’m ready again.
An update on my WIP: I finally finished reading through it on Sunday. Now I’ll go back and do the harder edits. The fleshing out of the characters—the dialogue and making sure everything makes logical sense. I’m not rushing this book. I want it to be my best.
I want to leave readers thinking it beats watching a movie.
What about your latest story? Do you want to read it or watch it?