Although there were several strong contenders for Best Picture, I have to say that I'm ecstatic that Old Country for No Men took the award. The actors are top-notch, but no one could ask for a more brilliant pair of directors than Joel and Ethan Cohen, nor a more gifted writer than Cormac McCarthy.
My DVD wish list grew by leaps and bounds last night.
One of these days, I'm going to try my hand at a screenplay. I love to explore new things and to push myself to do something I haven't done. That's basically how I wrote my first novel. While signing up for a poetry workshop, I casually decided to participate in the novel writing workshop as well, "just for fun." I don't think it really occurred to me until I started that I would actually have to write an entire novel. Who knows what I was thinking? In a panic, I looked through my poems and found one to jump start the first chapter of my novel. I believed I could do it and was determined to give it my best effort. I kept the voice of the narrator inside my head and just kept writing. I didn't write to publish. I wrote to tell a good story and to complete a personal quest and challenge I'd set for myself. Publishing is always the icing on the cake, but I think you have to first love words and the worlds created by putting words together.