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Chapter 2…Well, 1 Technically

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So I just posted chapter 2 – or 1 – of  Mademoiselle Butterfly! Needless to say I am very happy. Perhaps not totally pleased with the writing but hey, I have a direction and editting will come later.

So, let me talk about something else real quick…I just finished W. Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil, having the loved the movie I had to read the book. I love them both individually. Such a beautiful, and beautifully written work. It made me laugh and cry, and really think. Which is what books are supposed to do. So, yeah, definitely go and read that one if you’re looking for something that has real, flawed, and complex characters – and you’re not too concerned about happy endings.

One of my favorite quotes is “Happy endings are just stories that haven’t finished yet.” And oddly enough, that comes from a really ‘interesting’ movie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Yeah, lol. I find inspiration in the oddest places. Anyway, The Painted Veil really explores the different kinds of love and how a person can change, slowly and painfully, but still change, and how life is beautiful, even in all its ugliness. Really good book.

There is no work today, mixed feelings about that, I have high demands for my paycheck, but I’ve scheduled a college tour and am working on apps. Makes me want to bite my nails just thinking about it. So, to preserve my two week ago manicure – paycheck has demands, remember that – let me just keep typing…LOL.

I will be posting some character pics her for Mademoiselle Butterfly as soon as I can find some really good pics. I will tell you that Katherine’s father is played by Geoffrey Palmer – in my head, in yours you may cast as you wish – and that Eric’s mother is Judi Dench, always has been the Great Dame. I can actually hear her talking to Eric – it freaks me out sometimes. How bout ya’ll?

Now, I won’t say anything about irritating people who claim to do ‘all’ the work – though that is physically impossible, and I will not talk about boys wanting to become men and boys starting discussions on friend’s FB pages and then going “Hey, I don’t think this is fair to ash and we really shouldn’t turn her page into a debate…” Whatever Mr. Lush. I’ll just ignore them and use them to inspire characters and protaganists…See, I didn’t say anything ;) (Think Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale: “I will viscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw, will be remembered for eternity.” Something like that anyway)

Wow, I just wrote a nice long, very jumpy, scatterbrained blog post. Welcome to the mind of me! LOL.

My apologies sane ones. Much love to you darlings!

– Aranel

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PS. “Fefe always said, ‘never lose your childish innocence, it’s the most important thing’.” -Under the Tuscan Sun

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