Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

My NaNo 2011 novel A Dusty Little Oasis is 9 days old 
and tonight I am a little ahead 15,041 words WooHoo!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

April come she will... and left with only a few pages toward the Frenzy script but certainly helped with the filling gaps in the novel for the revision. Scripts are way hard and different from novel writing, I kinda don't like them, and I kinda do. It made me look at the story and live it in a different way.


Hope y'all had a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Frenzy Begins

Painted my two projects this afternoon while the light was still good then switched to my screenplay.

I've finished 5 pages! To finish on time you have to write 3.3 pages a days.
I reverted back to seeing it playing before me as a movie. It's not easy but it sure is fun, look it's 1:23 already!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

29 Hours Until Script Frenzy


Approaching sunset over the Horse Park.

Yep Script Frenzy. I've been thinking about it for a long time just as I did NANO before I actually got bold and crazy enough to do it. I've collected a few how-to books and several screenplays, American Beauty, UP, and one of the most helpful, Brokeback Mountain as it has the short story in front then the screenplay so you can see how it was adapted.

I'm going to work on Wishin'. I saw it as a movie as I was writing it. It is still in the first draft.  I haven't done any editing or adding to it yet.

Writing a screenplay is a whole different deal. It seems to be nuts and bolts compared to floating out across the desert on the pink clouds of your hero's thoughts. Still it seems like a fun and interesting challenge.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Favorite Sentence of the Day

In the NaNo forums there is a Best NaNoWriMo Line Contest. Here is my entry for the day-

Mary Margaret is examining me with her eyes and reaches out to touch my hair and he pushes her hand aside as if she is a child reaching for a fresh baked pie or the baby Jesus on an altar.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

WooHoo! 6109 words!

Darla June has made it to Virginia City already and back here at the ranch 
Barbie has lost a shoe.

Had DinDin with the neighbors from the old street tonight at Sweet Tomatoes.

It's almost ten. I figure I'll do a couple of Write or Die sessions and call it a night. WooHoo though 6109 words!

Monday, November 1, 2010

So it begins- WooHoo!

The NaNo site is very slow. I tried to get on to log in my first exciting words, 1253 as of right this minute, then I lost the signal.  Oh well later I'll have more.  Four pages into the story and it has me crying already, and laughing and admiring the main character, Darla June Bug, and her Daddy who hasn't said anything yet, I believe he gets the next chapter.

I took today off, having some coffee and that darned Cheese Its and candy corn combo.  I started at 12:08 this morning after yahooin' and dancing around, which got the dogs riled and I had to get them settled down again. Then I sat down and she talked and I wrote. When you take a break and reread, later I won't do that so often, it is like you've channeled someone as they tell their life to you.