Saturday, August 09, 2008

Polishing

I didn't miss a day of blogging for anything in particular.  I met with my new accountant (yay! she's so wonderful I love her!) and handed over some paperwork, shopped at Costco, watched some X Files with the kids (this is their first time seeing it so it's xtra X filesy fun) and went over some manuscripts that are being critiqued today.  I suppose I was pretty darned busy, but I could have squeezed in a hi how r ya somewhere.  

I'm still stuck on the fight scene in the script, although I'm starting to get some ideas that will raise the stakes and hopefully make for a frightening or at least eerie magical fight.  The boy and I also discussed makeup.  I may have to raise his film budget to $20 instead of zero.

As far as the Lucky Labs meeting today, I will have one of my shorts critiqued.  This is the only one that's home right now so I'm eager to hear the comments, polish it up and ship it out.  I enjoy having them out in the big world instead of locked up in my hard drive where no one will see them.  It motivates me to write more stories, though at the moment the script has my writing time tied up.  

Have I thought about turning the script into a short story?  Only just now.  But it's more of a visual rather than a prose story.  The difference bothers me.  I feel like I'm not doing a good job of layering the visual medium, so I'll have to go back through with that in mind.  It also reveals how much sub plotting and layering I'm used to doing in prose work, and the level of depth I'm used to playing with.  In script form I feel like I'm only able to polish a mirror, while with prose I can step right inside.

2 comments:

Things that puzzle this other goddess.... said...

I am so jealous of the accountant.
Good luck with the script.

Kami said...

Thanks! Your jealousy makes my blood sing.

I don't know what that means. I'm in a silly mood. Probably not the best time to write an action scene in a drama.

For those of you who give a hop, the critique on my short story went great today. I have lots of work ahead of me. I'm always impressed by the great insights readers give me about my work. I owe them all big chocolate.