July 8, 2011

Friday Five

So...the last film in the Harry Potter franchise opens next week. I always thought that I'd be depressed when this moment rolled around but I'm not. You know why?


Yep, my brain has convinced me that, surely, this won't be the last film! Surely, there will be more! Surely, J.K. Rowling has a few more HP books up her sleeve!

Surely, surely, surely.

Yep, in denial.

Holy cow, have you guys seen the evolution of Neville Longbottom?! When the Harry Potter movies first started out, he looked like this:

But now he looks like this!

Isn't he dashing? And that suit! Gotta love that suit. Tailored to perfection.

I'm still working on my YA alternate history, switching the 1st person voice to 3rd person past. It has been kind of tedious but I'm really liking the result so far! I feel the 3rd person voice allows me to delve a bit deeper into the world and to get a little more imaginative with the descriptions. A snippet from Chapter Two:
Zara nodded. For the past ten years, the Fuhrer had delivered a monthly speech on Channel Seven—mostly boasting about his conquests in South America or condemning the Soviets who dared oppose Nazi rule—but the broadcasts had stopped abruptly after Christmas. Zara secretly hoped that he had suffered a debilitating accident or caught an awful disease. Preferably of the flesh-eating variety. 
A couple weeks ago, I booked a rental house for Justin, me, and his family. I can't wait to go to the Florida Keys for vacation!

But...uh...we're not going until December. Haha. At least I have something to look forward to, right?

Hope you guys all have a fabulous weekend! Anything fun planned?


  1. It's okay, Caroline, I am in denial too.


  2. Really like the excerpt. I couldn't help laughing as I pictured the Fuhrer melting into a flesh puddle, ala Wicked Witch from the West ('Curses! I'm meelting!').

    Oh, and nice one booking the Florida Keys. I loved it there - it's fantastic and so relaxing.

  3. Don't think I'm in denial, but I am looking forward to the movie. :D

    I like the excerpt, especially the last sentence. Good luck with the rewriting!

    And yes, definitely something to look forward to for you in December!

    This weekend my sister's getting married and I'm the maid of honor, so I've got that happening. :D

  4. Are you coming to the movie with us?!

    Also, love the excerpt. <3

  5. That's Neville Longbottom all grown up? Crikey! Who'd have thought!

  6. One of my character's is Yara. Great minds think alike! And she lives on an island off of the FL Keys. Maybe you'll see her there while you're on vacation. ;)



    And yes, Mr. Longbottom is QUITE dashing. :)

    Your excerpt is AWESOME, Caroline! It makes me want to read the book, like, NOW. Also, major kudos on the flesh eating disease wishes :)

    Wish I coulg join you over at the Florida Keys! I'll probably be typing like a mad woman for finals and the WIP. You must promise to have fun on my behalf! ;)

  8. Neville's transformation...may I have a towel for my drool? The nerds gotta win somehow! Preferably later, after everyone's written them off.

    But can anyone look bad in a three piece suit?

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  10. The Nile is where I'm spending my days for the next week!

    And oh wow -- Neville really grew up!

  11. Neville!!!!

    Actually, I do have plans. I'm off to Bosnia for a few weeks. The Keys sound great now, but I bet they'll be even more alluring in December.

    Happy writing! The excerpt was great.

  12. Florida Keys?! So jealous! And yes... who would have thought Neville Longbottom would turn into a hottie? Good for him. :)

  13. Goodness, Neville is quite the stud now. ;)