(Yes, I know there's some pot-kettle action in me calling anyone pasty.)
Oh, have you not seen Sherlock? Then by all means hit the couch and watch it. The first season, three 90-minute episodes, is available on Netflix, and the second season I was able to check out from the library. They are relatively clean. I felt okay with Isaac watching them, and Mindy just ignores it or runs away in protest of television in general.
The third season of Sherlock starts filming in January. It's going to be a long wait. I may have to start watching Dr. Who.
Then this morning at breakfast we were discussing the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth. We've all read the novel. Jacob had anticipated the first major plot twist, while Isaac and I had both been appropriately surprised. We discussed the clues the author had given that Jacob had caught.
(Yes, our family does discuss novels over breakfast. Don't you?)
As we were cleaning the kitchen Jacob brought up Ravenswood. "I know you want me to give you some specific advice, but I don't have any ideas. There is something that's missing, though. You need a good plot twist."
Yep. There it was. Even though I didn't anticipate what Caleb was going to do at the beginning of Divergent, I did totally see Jacob's comment coming. I bet you did, too.
"You're just too honest," Jacob went on. "You don't lie enough and your characters don't, either."
Who knew that being such an open person would rub off on my characters? So now I've got to figure out how to be more devious and deceitful. I'm assuming sneaking three Oreos and then admitting it on my blog a few minutes later doesn't count.
If only I could just throw in some ninja pirates.
So if you find that I'm being sneaky and dishonest, you'll know that I'm just trying to come up with ideas for how to strengthen my novel. It's nothing personal.
Now go watch some Sherlock. It's way more interesting than me.