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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 

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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 Shooter

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John 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 Rainey

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Amy 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."

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Of course I'm following, how else will I get my fill of October Sky

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Of course I'm following, how else will I get my fill of October Sky

Sadly, October Sky finishes on the 31st. It was my wait until Nano starts project. But I'll start posting Blades of Fate the following Tuesday, so there will be more writing. 

 

How could I miss this one. :) You all got me excited with this NaNo writing month thing. 

I do this every year this time. It's a ritual to me these days and a task to see how fast I can get through 50k words. Best time so far is 21 days, so I will be attempting to do it in 20 this year. 

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I love that movie! 
And finishing NaNo in 21 days is pretty spectacular. :D

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Oh my gosh, I love Secret Window!I've seen it twice over a decade ago, but I still remember the ending. It was so creepy. Hmm, maybe I should watch it again.

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I'm in. Let's do this.

Welcome, Scotty.

 

I love that movie! 

And finishing NaNo in 21 days is pretty spectacular. :D

It's gotten easier because I practice. I aspire to be like those who can finish it in a week. "Secret Window" is perhaps my favorite movie of all time.

 

Oh my gosh, I love Secret Window!I've seen it twice over a decade ago, but I still remember the ending. It was so creepy. Hmm, maybe I should watch it again.

I enjoy it immensely. Aside from Se7en with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, Secret Window is the movie I've seen the most times. To tell the truth, it's the movie I use when I'm having writer's block to unclog my brain. I enjoy watching it that much. 

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Welcome.

 

Chomping at the metaphorical bit for Sunday when I can officially start writing. This year's work is going to be epic in scope and hopefully amazing. Here's hoping for that. 

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Woke up this morning with another idea for the book. I intend to see how many lovely ideas I can come up with before I have to start writing. May they be many and varied. Gonna see where I can fit it into the write up I already have so that I can make sure it gets adequate time to flower. 

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Welcome.

 

Chomping at the metaphorical bit for Sunday when I can officially start writing. This year's work is going to be epic in scope and hopefully amazing. Here's hoping for that. 

If past examples are any indicators then I think your work will be amazing.

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I'm here.......I'm following.......I'm supporting!!!

 

And that is all my brain is capable of putting together right now. :P

 

I promise to do better next time......which will be soon....... :D

 

Have a wonderful day!

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Spent part of the day catching up on threads and becoming buddies with new people on the NaNoWriMo site. I'm so totally looking forward to tomorrow I can hardly stand it. If I didn't have to go to church tomorrow morning, I would totally stay up until midnight just to get those first words in during the dark of night. As things stand however I will be waiting until after church and then going to a NaNoWriMo kickoff party between 2-4. After 4, more writing until like 6 when the Boy gets off so that we can go to dinner and just generally spend time together. It has sorta become our routine. If we don't see each other any other day of the week, we will see each other on Sunday after he gets off work. It's nice to have something to look forward to during the week. 

 

Walked my ten thousand steps today. Did not exercise. Ate pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, they were delicious but wow are they a lot of calories when you log them. Trying not to overeat today, but I'm definitely eyeing some more food. Maybe a snack tray. Fruits, veggies, nuts, and cheese aren't too bad of a choice. 

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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."

 

What what what?  I've never heard of this movie, and you make it sound so great!  Sounds like it tries to show the real writing process, too.  As one blogger said, "So many movies about writers leave out the time spent fluffing pillows, doing laundry...."  Lol.

 

Walked my ten thousand steps today. Did not exercise. Ate pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, they were delicious but wow are they a lot of calories when you log them. Trying not to overeat today, but I'm definitely eyeing some more food. Maybe a snack tray. Fruits, veggies, nuts, and cheese aren't too bad of a choice. 

 

That's still technically exercising  ;)

 

You're so excited about NaNoWriMo, it's inspiring!  It's my first, and I'm nervous.

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What what what?  I've never heard of this movie, and you make it sound so great!  Sounds like it tries to show the real writing process, too.  As one blogger said, "So many movies about writers leave out the time spent fluffing pillows, doing laundry...."  Lol.

 

 

That's still technically exercising   ;)

 

You're so excited about NaNoWriMo, it's inspiring!  It's my first, and I'm nervous.

 

"Secret Window" is a fabulous movie. It's one of those that you can watch a dozen times and you'll pick up nuances as you go. Mort spends a lot of time doing what writers do best, staring into space and napping. 

 

Nanowrimo has been a part of my life for ten years. I still get excited to do this every year about this time. It's amazing.

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Hi AshPS,

Welcome. I'm happy to have you. May my thread serve as either a what not to do or b an inspiration. There will be revelry and writing and other interesting happenings. Enjoy.

 

Thank you, I shall be dropping by regularly. :)

 

Lol, revelry, writing and other interesting happenings sounds perfect to me.....you love to write and I just happen to love to read. ;)

 

I wish you a most excellent start to week 1 and much success on that mad sprint to the 50k words! :triumphant:

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-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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