Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Writing Week (Vol. 5) part 208 - 2012

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful end to 2011 and a great start to 2012. 

My goal for the Christmas through New Years week was to write. A lot.

I failed. A lot.

But that's ok. I'm feeling re-energized and recharged, which sometimes is just as - if not more - important as actually being productive. I spent an afternoon working on my demon thriller, reassessing the notes I got from the League. More of them aligned than I had previously thought, which leads me to think two things. One: three sets of in depth notes responded unfavorably to a key sin involved in the story, so that clearly has to change. Two: two of the three notes directly touched on my use of guns in the story, and were adamantly against them. Though removing them might make for a bit more of a challenging script, I have to admit that it's a battle I'm feeling up for, and one that I think could really streamline the idea. 

The second tiny bit of productivity was that I spent another afternoon working on a new historical graphic novel idea. I know, I know; you're thinking, "Dude, stick to one idea and see it through, damn it." I'm thinking the same thing, which is why I flat out told the League that I'm not going to abandon the demon idea until I get at least a draft done of it (and by abandon, I mean set aside for a little while). The graphic novel is an aside - unless, for whatever reason, my manager thinks it can go directly to the screen without comic book source material first (a long shot, with this idea), in which case I might sally forth with it. But it's been fun to work on and clogging my mind, so I had to get it down on the page, at least in an introductory way. 

So that's that. My writing - or lack thereof - over the holiday. I hope you fared better. Yet let's not forget, 2012 is just beginning. Time to break out those laptops, pads, pens, or typewriters. Happy writing. May 2012 bring us all sales, maybe some productions, and proof that the Mayas were wrong.