(One of my absolute favorite clips ever. Impossible to not enjoy.)
For the first time in what feels like weeks, I actually got to do some writer stuff!
A very nice meet-up with the sole remaining member of my old writing group. She liked the first act of DREAMSHIP, then we discussed a stage production she’s working on. Bonus – it involves time travel! Also got her thinking about how to expand the number of characters and how each could play a role in the overall plot. I think I like editing and consulting on other people’s stuff almost as much as writing my own.
Then it was typing up what I have so far for the first half of the LUCY outline. I’m still stuck in the latter half of the second act, but figured this was a good way to clear my head and possibly stumble onto a solution.
(I really should have been working on DREAMSHIP pages, but a friend made a great suggestion that I’d like to work in, so I need to make that fix before picking up where I left off.)
It’s hard to describe, but writing out each scene, expanding it a little, putting in some detail that links it to something that comes later, was incredibly satisfying. Honestly, I got chills putting it on the page. And I’m only up to around page 12.
Part of the thrill comes from the editing. Scenes I felt were vital turned out to not be, so out they went. Streamlining your story is a wonderful thing.
If I can find about an hour to 90 minutes a day to just focus on writing, I will be such a nicer person to be around. And that’s really saying something.
-And now, the long-awaited return of Movie of the Moment! This time – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011). Still incredibly cheesy, but worlds better than #2. I’d heard the last hour was pretty good, and I’d agree, but maybe a few too many Amazing Escapes for me.
Nothing unexpected throughout, but the John Malkovich subplot took a weird turn, then completely disappeared about halfway through.