Seeing age old fairy tales revisited and different spins on classic tales gives me hope as a writer. I'm always worried that my ideas aren't original enough, and I don't want to do what's already been done.
What I have to remember is that no two people, much less authors, see life through the same lenses. Even if we came up with the same story, we bring to it our own experiences and emotions. Snow White is a basic tale, but look what it has spawned. In addition to the television show and Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman is slated to hit theaters on June 1, 2012.
I say bring on the fairy tales. I'm looking forward to all the interpretations, and I love the reminder that we all have a tale to tell.
FYI: I love Once Upon a Time, but I was only mildly entertained by Mirror Mirror.
My ROW80 Update
A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. Participants set goals and check in on Sundays and Wednesdays for support and encouragement.
Writing: Thanks to another #teamsprinty #ROW80 wordsprint (Monday-Friday, 2:00-3:00pm EST), I logged 1,128 words since Wednesday's check in. Not stellar, but I'll take it!!
Editing: Sent off my first beta read comments. I haven't heard back yet, so I hope I didn't scare her away.
Blogging: A to Z ends tomorrow, and it's been a blast. In case you missed these... Writing Wanderlust = W, Xanthippe & Xenophon = X, and Yakety Yak = Y.
Social Media: Still in catch-up mode.
Reading: My head has been hitting the pillow hard the last few days, so I've slowed down.
Exercise: Running going well, but food is not. I'm visiting my mother this weekend... need I explain further?
Hoping all my ROW80 friends, and anyone else trying to meet goals, are doing well!