I really worked hard at eating right this week and it paid off with another 3.8 pounds lost at my weigh in! This gives me a total of 12 pounds lost! That is like a small dog! lol The best part is I am starting to notice it in my jeans. Before, after I washed my jeans, they would be so tight I would have to lay on the bed to zip them up. I would then dampen the seat and legs and sit for awhile to loosen them up. (for a little comfort, you know) What a long process just to wear jeans! Yesterday, I pulled on my jeans, zipped and buttoned them with ease, and lo and behold, there were wrinkles and a little space in the leg area! Sigh…what a blessed day!
Speaking of blessed days…yesterday I worked until 10 a.m., then took the rest of the day off. I went for a skin check up at the dermatologist (where they biopsied 2 moles), and then went to see a movie! You all know how I have complained about my work load this year, so taking a day was pure bliss.
I saw Love Happens, with Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart and it was good. Not your typical happy-go-lucky love story. It had depth and dealt with the issue of loss of a loved one. I couldn’t help but notice that Jennifer stayed entirely clothed from head to toe for the entire movie! I wonder if it the age of the actors…no, that’s not it, because Sandra Bullock stripped down for all to see in her last movie The Proposal. I will say that it was refreshing to not have any bedroom scenes and to see more of the development of the relationship.
I did notice that the beginning of the movie was all about Aaron Eckhart and took FOREVER to get Jennifer Aniston on the screen. It made me think of writing romance and how you are supposed to get the hero and heroine together sometime during the first chapter. I did not do that in my ms. Well, I did at the very last paragraph, but you don’t really know it is the hero. (you just know the heroine is getting saved from the hands of ruffians…while she is passing out) You meet the hero in the second chapter. I thought it worked, but maybe I need to rethink that.
Whew, I am rambling today, so let me ask a question for you writers out there. Do your hero and heroine enter during the first chapter? Do you think it is really necessary?