It has literally been years since I have used this blog. Originally it was created for my creative writing class in college, but I think it’s time to start using it again. I told myself I was going to do book reviews this year and be more active on my tumblr, and that just hasn’t happened. So, this will be my new official book blog! Here’s to being more productive.
Well, this is it. This semester has been awesome. I’ve done a lot of things I have never done before (writing a screenplay for instance) and I wrote a short story that I actually like. Now that the screenplay rough draft is done and turned in, I feel really accomplished. It still needs a lot of work, but that is one thing I will always be able to say I did. It’s been a great semester, and I hope everyone has a great rest of their lives!
I would have done my check in last night but I fell asleep doing homework for another class, so today will have to be the day! We’re finally in the home stretch! I have the fifth act stepped out, I just have to draft it still. I’m worried it’s too long. I seem to have a problem with being concise. But, at least it will be done, and then all that will be left is to edit it and then we’re almost done with the semester!
Well, I haven’t blogged in a while, which will probably not be good for my grade, but I guess that’s life. I keep forgetting, which is a sad excuse, because we get told every Tuesday and Thursday, but I don’t have a better excuse. I’m not doing well at meeting my writing goals, I don’t write every day, mostly because it’s getting to be that time of year with essays and tests and projects, but I am on track with my screenplay! I have finished drafting acts 2 and 3 and will be drafting act 4 sometime later this evening. Writing a screenplay is a lot more difficult than I anticipated, especially since I chose a crime show which has a large cast to begin with, plus you need suspects and killers and it’s just very overwhelming at times. But I am determined to get it done and I get more accomplished, little by little, which is all I can ask for.
Including spring break. I did do a lot of relaxing though, so that was nice. I had a wisdom tooth pulled on Monday, and worked Wednesday through Friday, so I made some extra money. I am really looking forward to the screenplays! I just need to figure out what show I want to do now. I’m thinking either Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Body of Proof, Scandal, or Grimm. Decisions decisions…
Overall, I am really excited to be done with the short story. I think that the process went really well, and I am happy with how it turned out, but I did have some trouble with the ending. I wanted it to have a definite ending but also have that feeling like there may be a little bit more later on. I actually want to write more of it, which makes me happy. But for now I think I am happy with where it ended up.
Well, I didn’t meet my goal of having my first draft done by Tuesday, mostly because I had a cold and didn’t want to do anything. I did realize I’m very whiny when I don’t feel good, so that’s a thing. But I just now realized our story is due on Sunday so I WILL get it done by then! I am bound and determined!
I’d say I’m making fairly decent progress so far. I always seem to lose my steam when it gets to be towards the weekend, and then I don’t get nearly as much writing done, but I usually make up for it later. I try to make sure there’s a decent amount of action in the story without there being too much. There is going to be a fairly large action scene when Catherine ends up killing someone else, but I don’t even know how actiony that will be, it isn’t as though there’s going to be an epic battle. As for setbacks that my protagonist is facing, her lack of power is definitely a giant setback. It’s hard to retain your humanity when you have a demon ordering you around. I think her own humanity is another setback. She’s been told that if she takes another life, her fathers soul will be released, but there’s the moral issue of taking another life, so there’s that. Overall, I think it’s going good though, I’m hoping to finish the story tomorrow.
So, things have been going pretty well. I didn’t get a ton of writing done this weekend, but I’ll still make sure I get my 1500 words by Tuesday, so that shouldn’t be a problem. I keep sitting down to do homework and getting distracted. Story of my life. My boyfriend even offered to turn off the internet, but I need the internet for my homework lol. Also, I keep telling myself that I can both watch Archer and do homework, because we’re watching reruns. It’s all a lie. A vicious lie. So now the time has come to write! (for real).
My writing is coming along really well, I feel. I’ve been pretty consistent with my goals and making sure I’m writing a little every day, so that’s been all fine and dandy. On my last blog post, there were questions about if the demon was going to have tasks for Alexis to do and I definitely want to go that route, and Dr. Anderson suggested she have to do something unforgivable, and I love that idea too. So Alexis is going to have to murder someone, and I’ve created this really goody two shoes character, who’s a famous singer, and does a lot of charity, blah, blah, blah, and the demon is going to have Alexis kill this girl, but make it look like an overdose, so her image will be ruined, and it’s going to turn out that she was going to do something really important with her life (maybe have the cure for cancer? I don’t know yet). So long story short, (too late) the awkward moment comes in when you are sitting at your laptop, at work (because I already did my work, not because I’m a slacker) and you’re googling common drug overdoses. And asking your friend if Percocet seems like a good drug to have someone overdose on. All I can think about is if someone who didn’t know what I was doing saw my internet searches, they would be so concerned…
But yeah, there’s your laugh for the evening. =D