June 5th, 2007
|11:12 am - Writing update|
Now that we're getting settled in the new house, I can start thinking about writing again! This will be utterly boring to most of you--I just need to rehash where I am on projects and fics, in a forum where I know people will read it and can poke me about anything they find particularly of interest. :-)
My CSI spec (currently titled "Bluebeard") is at a momentary standstill. With moving and all, I've had no time to even look at the notes my writer's group gave me after reading the draft. I vaguely know the steps I need to take, and where it needs to be changed in the rewrite, but I haven't touched it at all.
feliciakw's comments are making me want to, though.
While I haven't had much time for writing, I have had some brain-space for thinking. My initial Supernatural spec idea was done better than I would have in the episode "What Is and What Should Never Be." Given that setback, and given the sharp left-turn the Winchester's lives took in the season finale, I haven't been sure what sort of spec I might write for this show now.
I'm still interested in exploring Dean and fear. And now I'm beginning to see ways in which his current situation could play very nicely into that. (Which probably means the writers are already thinking along the same lines, but heck, I can give it a try!)
Also, I had a pretty visceral reaction to the deal Dean made in the finale. Not that it wasn't wholly appropriate to the show (it was) or that it wasn't in character for Dean (it *so* was)--but it struck me that there really is a deep imbalance of power in the SPN universe. Demons, angry spirits, and monsters...vs. good-and-flawed humans like our boys.
Yet holy water works, and demons manifest when confronted with the word "Christo."
It could be interesting to play with religion again, and faith, and God, in the context of Dean's deal, or in the context of alternatives to that deal. Maybe. I wish Pastor Jim had been more than a cameo character in season one, because the idea of a religious man who knows about hunting really grabs me. Maybe I could play with that, too...?
I just agreed to write a 450 word article for my church newsletter. It shouldn't be hard, it's about one of the ministries I'm most involved in. I just need to buckle down and actually do it. Deadline is the 8th (possibly as late as the 10th if I *must*).
Right at the forefront is my Megan-pov reaction to the Numb3rs season finale (tentatively titled "The Stars My Destination"). I've been working on this in snatches at work for the past 10 days or so, and keep thinking it's not focused enough, I don't know what I'm really doing with it, nobody will want to bother reading it. But I can't seem to let it go, either. *sheepish smile*
Part of the problem is that I'm struggling to write Megan, in two situations I've never experience myself: just having been betrayed by a teammate, and being in a romantic relationship. I think I'm nervous about writing her and Larry. Silly genfic me. I may need a pre-beta-read by someone, just to make sure I'm not completely off-the-wall with Megan's voice.
All other Numb3rs fics (including my Numbers/The Sentinel crossover) are on hold until I process the finale enough to put it out of my head and return to the stories without bias against scenes containing Agent Granger.
I have an idea about what I'm doing for my gen_remix story, but am having trouble nailing it down. This whole remix thing is throwing my muse for a loop. Exactly how far can I stretch the plot idea, anyway?
That's it for now, in the active categories, I think.
I am still an active member/staff writer for The Invisible Man Virtual Seasons, and several months back I volunteered to write several scenes for one of our current episodes. (Featuring my beloved Adam Reese. What? I'm allowed to love writing the boy, especially with Darien and with angst! *g*) These scenes are rapidly coming due, as the other writers work on the rest of the eppy. We have 3 weeks to finish this sucker.
Current Mood: creative
The Megan-spec idea sounds good. There aren't a lot of Megan-centric episodes (and great title too!).
Well, this is actually a fan-fic, prose and all. Though I agree, there isn't enough Megan screen-time, and if i ever try a Numb3rs TV spec, I shall give her a large role to play, I think. *hugs Megan*
Glad you like the title. :-) Do you know where it's from? It's not even a quote, so much as a blatant theft.
Yep. I had to read the novel in a sci-fi/fantasy book class at school. Alfred Best, I think?
Alfred Bester, yes. I like his other "famous" novel better (The Demolished Man--telepathic cops). Lucky you, reading him in school! I had to find his stuff in a really roundabout way.
I'm either in complete denial or I've so thoroughly talked myself into the idea that Colby is going undercover that Colby scenes don't *really* phase me. Oh, sure, evil Musey Francesca likes to poke at me and say "Nya nya nya. Colby is an evil evil traitor" but I'm not really grasping the concept. Besides, I think Francesca is more into it for the angst potential than any hard core belief that Colby is evil.
The DVD went into the mail today.
You totally need to get to work on the TS/N3 thing. You just . . . do.
It's not so much that I'm phased by the idea that Colby's a traitor, as much as the finale is just still overshadowing all my emotional reactions to his interactions with his teammates. I read about Colby joking with Megan, and I get the same twinge I got at the end of that episode, when I sat there in shock, replaying all the good Colby moments in my brain willy-nilly and trying to fit that in with him being a traitor. It's a little dizzying! :-)
Yay for the DVD!
I'll write the crossover. I'm not done with that yet, for sure. I just...need to get some other stuff done, need some space in my brain.