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February 19th, 2007


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11:18 am - Mini update
Bleh. I haven't been sick in a long time. So even a cold that's not the flu is making me feel like death warmed over. Yuck. Thank goodness for the long weekend...but right now I'm thinking I might even have to take a sick day or two, unless I start feeling better like RIGHT NOW.


So my spec script now sits at about 30 pages, over halfway through Act 2. I'm writing just fine, seeing things I'll need to change as I go along...but still scared that I'll have to give my writer's group something too close to a crappy first draft for my own peace of mind. *whimper*

I want this script to turn out well. I want it to be a good story, a good CSI story with details and some character stuff and...I want to come out of this having learned a lot about writing scripts.

Please, God, help me do this.

Current Mood: sicksick

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From:jd3000
Date:February 19th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Get well soon. :-)

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Awwww. Thank you! :-)
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From:ladybrick
Date:February 19th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
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I hear you with the first draft thing. People generally only see my first drafts if I'm in a workshop or something when they see it a piece at a time. I don't recall ever voluntarily letting anyone see a whole first draft of a script. It would be like going to a party wearing only mismatched underwear.

Feel better!
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
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I don't recall ever voluntarily letting anyone see a whole first draft of a script. It would be like going to a party wearing only mismatched underwear.

That's *exactly* what it would be like. :-)

So I'm hoping that either my rate of writing improves today (unlikely, given the headache and the fact that I just slept for 9 hours, along with a sudden craving for hot tea and Stargate episodes), or that I'll have the guts to ask my writing group for an extension. Which I don't want to do, because I suck at meeting deadlines and I need to get focused, but...I really don't want to go to that party in mismatched underwear.

/depressive writer's rant
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From:ladybrick
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I slept 14 hours on Saturday and got NOTHING done (aside from getting my neighbor to watch Doctor Who). So you're doing better than me!

I myself need to stop replying to LJ posts/comments and get to my short film script before my lunch is over :p
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From:whitemartyr
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Gooooo Sarah! You can do it!!!

And feel better soon, hon. Being sick is no fun.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
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All I wanna do is drink tea and watch Stargate. I keep second-guessing what I'm writing, even though I know their voices and stuff. Waaaah.

*tries to do deep breathing, starts coughing*

Lord, you said you wanted me working in TV. You gonna help me finish this step or what?!
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From:jd3000
Date:February 19th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
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"Tea does our fancy aid, / Repress those vapours which the head invade / And keeps that palace of the soul serene." ~ Edmund Waller

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 19th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
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Indeed.
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From:whitemartyr
Date:February 19th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Awwww. *pets* I'm sorry, babe. I'll be praying. Don't worry. Our time is not God's remember? (reminds self of this too)

HUGS
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From:feliciakw
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
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{{{Sarah}}} Feel better soon. Should I send fic? (Stuff I've been working on, not new stuff)
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 19th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Fic, huh? Have I seen this stuff yet? If not, go for it.

Oh darn. Mention of fic has awakened that Numb3rs/CSI plot tribble we hatched Saturday. Oh dear. No, go away, I can't feed you right now. NO. I said NO. *stops ears and hums to block out fic muse*
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From:feliciakw
Date:February 19th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
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Well, anything I would send, you've already seen in one form or another . . .

And regarding the CSI/N3 x-over: I've decided that the way we approached it would make it a CSI with N3 as the guest star. I have zero confidence in writing original CSI stuff, so there ya go. Also, it would require some truly awesome OCs, as Don would most likely make his second call to the Vegas FBI field office. 'Cause of course the local Feds would be in on the case. The whole prospect just became too overwhelming.

If you want to do it, however . . . though if you're gonna work on a x-over, I'd like to read the N3/TS one. :-)
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 20th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
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And regarding the CSI/N3 x-over: I've decided that the way we approached it would make it a CSI with N3 as the guest star. I have zero confidence in writing original CSI stuff, so there ya go. Also, it would require some truly awesome OCs, as Don would most likely make his second call to the Vegas FBI field office. 'Cause of course the local Feds would be in on the case. The whole prospect just became too overwhelming

Doesn't all that mean it would be a perfect fic to collaborate on? (I think I'm kind of falling for this fic, seriously.) But yeah, if I have time, I should probably work on the N3/TS one instead.... *sigh*
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From:tomh1138
Date:February 20th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
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Feel better soon!
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 20th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I'm back at work today, so feeling a little better at least.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:February 20th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
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1. Feel better. I send hugs.
2. I have every confidence that you are learning a lot about writing scripts. You don't need to worry about that. Even if you don't see it immediately, you ARE making progress. I have spoken!
3. Re the B7 DVDs, I believe I have found everything I need to make them. Do you know what formats you can play (among +R, -R, +RW, -RW, etc.)? Ideal would be +R or -R, as I have plenty of those on hand.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 20th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Hello! Good to hear from you.

I have every confidence that you are learning a lot about writing scripts. You don't need to worry about that. Even if you don't see it immediately, you ARE making progress. I have spoken!

You have spoken, and I believe you. :-)

Re the B7 DVDs, I believe I have found everything I need to make them. Do you know what formats you can play (among +R, -R, +RW, -RW, etc.)? Ideal would be +R or -R, as I have plenty of those on hand.

Oh dear. I am so dumb with technology (haven't read the right books yet, heh). Let me check/ask my techie brother about this and get back to you. (Yay B7!)
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From:mistraltoes
Date:February 21st, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
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I'm hopeless with hardware, honestly, and I have read the right books. But whatever instructions came with your DVD player or drive should say what format it plays. If you can't find it, we'll just experiment; we're probably going to have to try more than once anyway.
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From:maevebran
Date:February 20th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
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I feel your pain. I think everytime you write a script you learn something for the next one. At least I hope that is the way it works.=)
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 20th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I think so.

BTW, I got your script in the mail! Have not had time or energy to give it a thorough read yet, but I did want to say good job on the presentation--it looks very professional.
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From:maevebran
Date:February 20th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
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but I did want to say good job on the presentation--it looks very professional.
I'm glad you think so. I was a wee worried that the cream card stock was wrong but I just couldn't deal with blinding plain white.

Take you time, I'd rather you be thorough and complete than rushed.=)
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From:kalquessa
Date:February 20th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
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*sends tea*

Hope you're feeling closer to 100% again, soon. I shall work on a healing dose of "Evolution" parody script for you.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 20th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm at work...even though my sinuses feel as if they may soon explode. We'll see if I can last the day out.

"Evolution" parody for teh win!

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