our.lady.of.ashes Posted October 26, 2015 Report Share Posted October 26, 2015 Main goal: Work toward weighing 125lbs by Jan 1st. This challenge: It's all about the "Secret Window". A fantastic story and a wonderful movie, I <3 "Secret Window". It tells the story of writer, Mort Rainey, as he falls into psychosis and doesn't find his way out again. Since more people may be familiar with the movie, and it affords me visuals, I'll be using the movie for reference. This time my challenges are going to be embodied by the characters: Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), John Shooter (John Turturro), and Amy Rainey (Maria Bello). Mort Rainey The successful author Mort Rainey is going through a difficult divorce from his wife when he moves up to his lakehouse for some solitude. Mort is characterized by stymied writing and sleeping a lot. He spends a good portion of the movie in his bathrobe sleeping on the couch. In order for me to complete my Mort Rainey challenge, I have to write successfully and sleep adequately. In short, write a lot and get to bed by 10:30 pm on weeknights. How will I score this: I must post 2k completed words everyday throughout November as part of NaNoWriMo (this will continue in December to finish the manuscript) and bedtime is 10:30 on weeknights so that I can get adequate sleep. John ShooterJohn Shooter is a man with a chip on his shoulder. According to him, Mort stole his story and no matter what else happens, Mort is going to pay for that. Driven and intense, John Shooter is not a man to play with. He is characterized by taking everything too seriously and a streak of violence that is just waiting to come out. To complete my John Shooter challenge, I have to make sure that my intensity is not doing violence to others. To complete my John Shooter challenge, I have to take time to relax and find my inner peace. To that end, I will spend time in prayer everyday. I won't put a how long on that because there's no telling exactly how long I will need. How will I score this: Yes or No, did I pray today? Amy RaineyAmy Rainey, Mort's ex-wife, is just trying to move on with her life. She wants things over and done with regarding her, Mort, and the life they had together. She is doing the best she can to take care of herself and see things through. Admirable. I think I'll follow her example. I intend to watch what I eat and exercise on a regular basis. I'll be using MyFitnessPal to log my meals and exercise 3-4 times a week. How will I score this: How many calories did I log today and Did I exercise today? I've mostly made my grading yes or no this challenge in order to keep from being overwhelmed while I'm busy creating a manuscript, which I will be posting for others to read throughout the month. "All that matters is the ending, that's the most important part of the story." 8 Quote Level 4 Drow Adventurer Stats: STR 8 DEX 7 CON 7.9 STA 10 WIS 8 CHA 7.9 Daily Battle Log 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th Challenge MyFitnessPal | Twitter Link to comment
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