Saturday, March 04, 2006

Well, I'm softer than my face would suggest...

Hello pretty things

Writing this at twice the speed of light because I need to jump in the shower and wash off the gym sweat. I have a friend coming over this evening and there will be fish and chips with so much vinegar on them that it will hurt to eat them. There'll be some DVDs, possibly It Happened One Night and lots of wine, as I'm well over the legal drinking age! Ah, sleepovers never stop being fun.

So, before I say anything else, I just wanted to say a big thank you to HeartsOnFire and i'llnevertell for the beautiful comments about Let's Get Lost that you left on my last entry. I was deeply touched and also blushed a little. As I keep saying, it's a hugely personal book for me so I really appreciate it when it strikes such a resonant note with other people.

Now, I've been promising you a competition and I always try to keep my promises. My publishers have given me three very limited edition Let's Get Lost vests to give away. They're black, rather on the small side, with the cover image on them. To win one leave a comment telling me who you'd cast if you were making a movie from one of my books. Not just the boy and girl but any of the supporting characters too. Think about it because the prizes will go for the most original or interesting answers. And nobody is allowed to say that Adam Brody should play Smith! And don't forget to leave an email addy so I know where to contact you.

I'm afraid that I might not be able to update next Saturday as I'll be in LA interviewing someone for ELLE UK. But I might see if I can get access to a computer so one of my blog entries can be from somewhere glamorous! Then I'm in Paris after that. It all sounds impossibly cool I know, but not so much really. Especially as I spend most of my time in old jeans and a holey jumpers tapping away on my computer instead of going out and having adventures.

I'm now hard at work on my first book in a four book series. It's starting to come together, though a lot of what I'm writing now will probably get scraped as it's more important at this stage to just get the right voice going. But, hey, look how much I've written!

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9,198 / 65,000
(14.2%)


Love you, mean it!

S x

17 comments:

beautiful_toe said...

If let's get lost became a film I would cast :
Christina Ricci -Isabel
Nick Schofield(Night and Day)-Smith
Jena Malone(Donnie Darko)-Dot
Alyssa Milano -Molly
Amber Tamblyn-Nancy
Olivia Hallinan (Sugar rush)-Ella
David Dorfman -Felix
Kathleen Turner-Mrs Greenwood
Ralph Fiennes-Dad
Scarlett Johanssen -Jane
Wayne Rooney (I know he's not an actor but I imagined him to be ..him)-Jane's bf
Helena Boham Carter - Faith Clarke
Robert Schwartzman(Princess Diaries, Virgin Suicides)-Rob
Jamie Bell(He's nice looking but they could give him a burberry hat and an adidas shirt) - Ratboy

beautiful_toe said...

isabel-christina ricci
smith-Nick schofield (night and day)
Dot-Gretchen Ross(Pride and prejudice,Donnie Darko)
Molly-Alyssa Milano
Nancy-Amber Tamblyn(Joan of Arcadia)
Ella-Olivia Hallinan(Sugar rush)
Felix-David Dorfman(The ring)
Mrs Greenwood-Kathleen Turner
Dad-Ralph Fiennes
Jane-Scarlett Johanssen
Jane's bf -Wayne Rooney (I know he's not an actor but he wouldnt have to do much.. )
Faith Clarke-Helena Boham Carter
Rob-Robert Schwartzman(virgin suicides,princess diaries)
Ratboy-Jamie Bell (he's nice looking but they could give him an adidas tracksuit)

I'llnevertell said...

Sarra, can I pleeeeease interview you for my pathetic little blog? I know it's sad and it's mostly for practice, but can I?

Paint_box_pastel said...

I am useles when it comes to knowing actors names, so i can only do a few of the charaters!!!!!

Smith- Heath Ledger (10 Things I hate About you)

Isabel- Keira Knightly (Pirates of the Carrabien)

Isabel's dad- Gary Oldman (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of azaban- I think that's how you spell his name, it's the guy who play Sirius Black)

That's all the actors i can think of right now, but i might ttry and add some more another time!

be your own girl said...

hmm....lets think
If 'Lets get lost' was being made into a film my casting would be

Evan Rachel Wood- Isabel
(she cant half throw a hissy fit)

James Franco-Smith
i just thought of him in the trailer for 'tristan and isolde'

Elisha Cuthbert (Girl Next Door)
-Molly

Tara Reid-Jane
Michelle Tratchenberg- Dot
Alana Allan (CAMP) - Nancy
Amanda Sayfried- Ella
James Marsters- Dad
Tom Felton- Rob
Nick Benson(Summerland)- Felix
Nicole Kidman- Faith Clarke
Brenda Bethlyn- Mrs Greenwood
Julie Walters- Mrs Benson


and totally unrelevant but if you were making Pretty Things into a book then 'Sophia Bush' would have to play Brie.

be your own girl said...

hmm....lets think
If 'Lets get lost' was being made into a film my casting would be

Evan Rachel Wood- Isabel
(she cant half throw a hissy fit)

James Franco-Smith
i just thought of him in the trailer for 'tristan and isolde'

Elisha Cuthbert (Girl Next Door)
-Molly

Tara Reid-Jane
Michelle Tratchenberg- Dot
Alana Allan (CAMP) - Nancy
Amanda Sayfried- Ella
James Marsters- Dad
Tom Felton- Rob
Nick Benson(Summerland)- Felix
Nicole Kidman- Faith Clarke
Brenda Bethlyn- Mrs Greenwood
Julie Walters- Mrs Benson


and totally unrelevant but if you were making Pretty Things into a book then 'Sophia Bush' would have to play Brie.

PennyLane said...

k i haven't read LGL yet :( so i did guitar girl instead...

so if guitar girl were to be a movie:

MOLLY... Emily Browning (she can actually act unlike a lot of teen stars these days... umm here are some pics of her: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/ezinmablake/emilybrowning.jpg ; http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2004/12/14/1512_browning_wideweb__430x279.jpg ; http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/snicket_stills/bases/week3.jpg )

JANE... Evan Rachel Wood (http://www.skins.be/wallpaper/evan-rachel-wood/20292/1600x1200/)

TARA... winona Rhyder - but like when she was in girl interupted not when she was in that stupid adam sandler movie

DEAN... the guy who played 'Trey' on the OC... icouldnt find his real name...

T... Emile Hirsch ( he played Jay Adams in Lords of Dogtown)

PAUL... the guy who is currently playing MATT on the OC

Sandrine... Keira Knightly

Blue... Jennifer Garner

Ruby X... well i couldn't decide for this one. It was a tie between Courtney Love and Britanny MUrphy.

well, umm yeah. have fun in LA.
love ya. Sara XOX smell_the_glove_00@hotmail.com

Paint_box_pastel said...

Ok scrap that whole thing about Gary Oldman being Isabel's dad, I reckon Alan Rickman would be a GREAT dad!!! Also:

Molly- Hillary Duff (sorry!)

Nancy- Kelly Reily (pride and Prdjudice)

Rob- Simon Woods (Pride and Predjudice)

Dot- Julia Stiles (10 Things I hate About You)

Jane- Larisa Oleynik (10 Things I Hate About You)


Ok, that's all i can think of now. I am offcially out of actors! And yeah, i knind of have been wathcing alot of Pride and Prjudice!

Paint_box_pastel said...

Oh yeah, i just wanted to ask you:

Does your writting take up alot of your time?

Paint_box_pastel said...

Oh yeah and Reese (y'know,, Legally Blonde, i can't think of her second name- as Ella

PennyLane said...

Hey. ummm i was just wondering if you got my submition cause i can repost it again if u didn't. i just didn't see it here so i was confused. so post me a comment if you want me to repost my submition. ~thanks~ XOXO Sara

Stacey said...

I've imagined Manning movies many times.
Hmm..I'll choose Diary of a Crush because Edie and Dylan are scrumptious.
Edie- Rachel McAdams
Rachel is incredibly cute with blonde hair. I could imagine her in Edies cute outfits being genrally cute and I think she could act the teen love angst really well (Notebook). She could also deliver Edies one liners with a fantastic charm and snog the face off Dylan.
Dylan-Jamie Bell
You cannot deny this boys talent. Ive been in love with him since Billy Elliot. He's charmingly british with scruffy hair and a wide acting range. Now he can really pull off the teen angst and charm the pants of Edie.
Shona- Thora Birch
Who else? The jet black bob, the dry humour and sulky looks yet she's still gorgeous. She's got an era about her and fits perfectly into Shona's character.
Mia- Keira Knightley
She's totally lovely but she can play a real hard ass bitch when she wants to. She'd be great at being fake then a horrible scheming bitch.

And theres your main cast. You like?

Addy: Stacey4busted@hotmail.com

xx

PennyLane said...

Hey. well i'm not sure that my other submition ever made it up here *tears* cause i haven't seen it and i did it a while ago so i'll just re comment it. k i did guitar girl:

MOLLY -- k i would definitely cast myself but since that just might not work out i would have to say Emily Browning. she definitely pulled her weight in the series of unfortunate events movie and she's not that well known so it'd be better then having like lindsay lohan or one of those people

JANE- Evan Rachel Wood. She's amazing. i loved her thirteen and she was also good in the upside of anger

TARA- Winona Rhyder, but how she was in GIrl, Interupted.

DEAN- the guy who played trey on the oc

T - Emile Hirsch he played Jay Adams in lords of dogtown. hook him up with some dreads and he's good to go

PAUL - the guy who played Matt on the OC

SANDRINE- kiera knightly

RUBY X- this was a tough one, a tie between Courtney Love and BRitanny Murphy. i think COurtney could definitely pull it off it's just that the character is kind of who she was for a part of her life and also she' spretty well known. Britanny Murphy could be pretty cracked out though.

BLUE- jennifer Garner

Excellent.
oh and my email is smell_the_glove_00@hotmail.com
and i am sorry if you actually did get my other submittion.
peace, love , Rock n roll,
Sara ~ XOXO ~

girl said...

Diary Of A Crush...

Edie - I want to say me (!) but i honestly can't think of anyone who I would feel matched up to Edie. So i'm gonna put that one to you. (Poppy has also been omitted for a similar reason)
Dylan - Just for looks, Gaspard Ulliel (A Very Long Engagement), well, if he can get the accent down then it would work...
Carter - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine) he has the charm and good looks so that you understand why Edie'd go for him, and yet could turn it over into being a plain jerk!
Grace - Talulah Riley (Pride and Prejudice) ok... So she dosn't look how Grace is described, but she has the same sort of akward beauty that I imagine, and she's a great actor.
Darby - Fairuza Balk (Almost Famous)
Atsuko - Devon Aoki (Sin City)
Shona - Azura Skye. Trust me on this one. Dye the hair and let Azura work wonders... (Cassie in Buffy ep. Help)
Veronique - Lucy Punch (Being Julia) She reminds me of a young Minnie Driver. I love her

And it should be directed by Sofia Coppola, because her movies feel like DOAC does to me.

broken.ophelia@gmail.com

girl said...

Diary Of A Crush...

Edie - I want to say me (!) but i honestly can't think of anyone who I would feel matched up to Edie. So i'm gonna put that one to you. (Poppy has also been omitted for a similar reason)
Dylan - Just for looks, Gaspard Ulliel (A Very Long Engagement), well, if he can get the accent down then it would work...
Carter - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine) he has the charm and good looks so that you understand why Edie'd go for him, and yet could turn it over into being a plain jerk!
Grace - Talulah Riley (Pride and Prejudice) ok... So she dosn't look how Grace is described, but she has the same sort of akward beauty that I imagine, and she's a great actor.
Darby - Fairuza Balk (Almost Famous)
Atsuko - Devon Aoki (Sin City)
Shona - Azura Skye. Trust me on this one. Dye the hair and let Azura work wonders... (Cassie in Buffy ep. Help)
Veronique - Lucy Punch (Being Julia) She reminds me of a young Minnie Driver. I love her

And it should be directed by Sofia Coppola, because her movies feel like DOAC does to me.

broken.ophelia@gmail.com

girl said...

Diary Of A Crush...

Edie - I want to say me (!) but i honestly can't think of anyone who I would feel matched up to Edie. So i'm gonna put that one to you. (Poppy has also been omitted for a similar reason)
Dylan - Just for looks, Gaspard Ulliel (A Very Long Engagement), well, if he can get the accent down then it would work...
Carter - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine) he has the charm and good looks so that you understand why Edie'd go for him, and yet could turn it over into being a plain jerk!
Grace - Talulah Riley (Pride and Prejudice) ok... So she dosn't look how Grace is described, but she has the same sort of akward beauty that I imagine, and she's a great actor.
Darby - Fairuza Balk (Almost Famous)
Atsuko - Devon Aoki (Sin City)
Shona - Azura Skye. Trust me on this one. Dye the hair and let Azura work wonders... (Cassie in Buffy ep. Help)
Veronique - Lucy Punch (Being Julia) She reminds me of a young Minnie Driver. I love her

And it should be directed by Sofia Coppola, because her movies feel like DOAC does to me.

broken.ophelia@gmail.com

Paint_box_pastel said...

The tree hugging guidence councillor- The person who plays professor Trelawny in Harry Potter

Jane's Bf- Freddie Prince Junior

The head- Julia Roberts (Sorry, i'm not near a copy of Let's Get Lost at the mo, so i'm kinda guessing the names!)


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