Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Inspiration and Nano update 4

Word count as of this morning? 10749. Yeah, I kind of lost momentum, but I predicted that this would occur. But on the plus side, I finally have a hard copy of my other story to edit by hand! Which is another reason for the slow word count. Isn't it amazing how many things you notice once you have your story on actual pieces of paper? Yeah, I have a ways to go with that one. But the husband is going out of town yet again next week, so I'll catch up then. Moving on...

I wanted to write the story I'm working on for NaNo because of a dream I had. But that dream was inspired by a few movies from my past that I absolutely loved. Mostly the scenery. So I'm going to share some images from those movies and talk about them a bit. (Note, I do not own any of these pictures.)

First up syfy's original movie, Alice. I watched this for first time last year and loved it.

The scenery was amazing and I really loved the original take on Wonderland. I am very inspired by nature in all its glory.

And then there's this guy. Hatter!

Another Syfy original I loved was The Tin Man with Zooey Deschanel.
Like I said, I love original takes on classics. And this was no exception. Who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz? It inspires many people.

Water plays a big rolec in the story.

I loved the new take on the evil witch and her tower. Very modern and industrial looking.

The last movie I watched when I was in middle school. It has stayed with me after all these years well...because I loved fairytales and magical lands. The Tenth Kingdom is kind of a long one (at almost ten hours), but was so much fun for me to watch when I was younger, and even now. I can't wait to show it to my kids.

The scenery was so beautiful, and it totally transported me to that other world full of magic.

And, of course, you can't forget the evil Queen.

There you have it, a few movies that inspired my new WIP. Love them all. If you haven't watched any of them, give 'em a try. They're pretty fun and make you feel like a kid again.


  1. 10,749 is actually a pretty good start. And remember, you still have 2/3 of the month left. I loved the movie Alice.

  2. I only saw part of Alice. Loved The Tin Man. Haven't seen 10th K, but will watch it now. Good luck with NaNo!

  3. Wow, I think you're doing great. I never saw Tin Man.

    Good luck with Nano.

  4. You're certainly not doing bad! Some great inspiration(s) there...

  5. Great movies! You just never know where you might get that spark of inspiration.

    You're doing great on NaNo! Just keep writing even if you think it's not your best. You can (and will) fix it later.

  6. I've never heard of the The 10th Kingdom, but now it's definitely one I have to add to the list! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. I haven't seen any of these but I bet I would like all 3!

  8. I loved Alice...I thought it was really original and the scenery was beautiful. Good luck with the hard copy edit!