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18 October 2010 @ 11:22 pm
Well, I suppose I'm sort of back!  
So, I have gone many, many months without updating this journal. But I should be, because my writing is seriously the center of my life. So I have no idea why I keep letting this thing die. I need to give it a jump start and pull in some new friends and what not. It's been an eternity and I think most of you have drifted or stopped updating.

Anyway, right now I'm working on a very, very important query. I am so incredibly overwhelmed, I can't even describe it. It isn't just the deadline, it's all that's happening this month and next. I'm doing NaNoWriMo, and I'm the municipal liaison for my area. Way to add more pressures to my life. I feel like a loser for not pushing myself harder, but I keep collapsing under the pressure. This tells me that I could never be a true writer, and that freaks me out, since this is what I want to do.

But this is a test for me! Let's see how well I really work with a major deadline in my future. I'm going to start posting on here more, because I need to keep my head in the game.

In the meantime, if any of you are reading, do you happen to know of any movies featuring young girls in small towns? Preferably girls interacting with each other, like good friends. Books work, too, but I don't have as much time for that. I'd also be interested in movies or whatever that deal with girls in a heavily religious setting, preferably in America and with Christianity. Anyway, eventually I'll jump start this baby, but for now I have to focus on these major projects looming over my head.
Current Mood: scaredscared
my myopic eyeredacted on October 19th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
There's a movie called "Angela" that might fit what you're looking for. It's about a girl who I think is in a rural setting, and she herself becomes very religious. She doesn't have friends, but interacts with her sister a lot. This is the description from IMDB:

A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. Precocious, to say the least, Angela has visions of Lucifer coming to take her and her sister away, and one of her remedies for this is for them to remain within a circle of their dolls and toys until they see a vision of the virgin Mary come to them. But such thinking can only lead to an ending befitting of her own mental state.

The only problem is it's kind of hard to find, since it's an independent movie.
Writing Fiendelysiadawnielle on October 19th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Thanks for the rec! Actually, it's on instant play on netflix, which is perfect because I'm looking for things I can watch right away. It isn't quite what I'm looking for, but it should help. I need a little inspiration to stay focused on my current novel, and movies in similar settings always help. Perhaps this film will get me back in touch with my roots, since I grew up in a crazy religious town. Creepy, crazy religious town. Lol.

So yeah, added to instant watch and I'll check it out tomorrow. ^__^

Also, in response to your message, I would consider getting a writing journal. I neglect this one on and off, but when I'm invested in it, it definitely keeps me focused. I add other writers on here so that I can read writing related posts and what not. It's nice.