Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Ramblings

It's Christmas Eve and I'm thinking I should post something. So I'm going to post some pretty random things.
Here's a bit of dialogue that crept into my head last night. I had just been reading Life as We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, which I'm borrowing from a friend. It's about a meteor that hits the moon and causes gravity to go haywire. In the book there is an evil preacher who tells people that if they don't eat, God will sustain them. And, of course, he will gladly accept what they don't eat. The main character, Miranda, confronts him after her best friend starves to death. He says he'll pray for her. She tells the preacher she doesn't believe in Hell, so she won't say she hopes he ends up there, and informs him she wants no favors from his God. Somehow, something struck me as wrong. The god Reverend Marshall worships is nothing like mine. When I went to bed last night, I had an idea a bit like the one this conversation was based on, only with a very different aim than in the book.

"I don't want favors from your God,"I told him.
"We worship the same God,"he told me. "The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the one who holds the keys of life and death."
Somehow, I didn't know how to answer him. But there was something wrong his logic.
"No!"I cried. "My God isn't one like yours. I don't know what yours is, but mine is not one who would demand anything like this."

Any comments? I really like that book and highly recommend it for anyone over thirteen. I have yet to read the rest of the series, but it's riveting. I got it from a friend in my choir one evening and was done the next day. I happen to be a speed reader, though, so I get through almost everything quickly. Well, everything except big, thick history books. I can't read them with the same speed I can most other things.

Well, that's all for now!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Writing, Writing, and, Uh, Writing

Well, here I am, sitting at the computer knowing I should blog something. Hm... Well, I did just finish a story today. I haven't titled it yet. It's about a girl named Selene who is bored of life at the fort where she lives. She decides to leave with her best friend, partly to avoid being married off to a rich man who happens to be three times her age, partly for adventure, and partly to get revenge for her brother, who was killed when her sister betrayed the fort. She leaves and discovers that her parents were not even related to her. In fact, she's not even human. It needs some serious work, but I think I did a tolerable job.

My writing has come to a standstill recently, however. Writing by hand takes far too long for me, and I can't get on the computer to type very often. I also seriously lack any talent at planning them out first. I like to plunge in, but I tend not to get very far. I would buy a laptop, but I'm sort of saving money write now.(Ha ha!)
I would hope for one as a Christmas present, but the thing is only recently figured out that I wanted one.

Well, that's all for now!!!