Flatliners: There are some funny lines of dialogue, one of which is the title of this post, but that’s not why I’m in awe of the scriptwriter. The premise of the movie is 5 people who kill each other to find out what’s beyond death, then bring each other back. How do you transform THAT into an entire movie? But he managed.
For some reason, I can’t find anything else to say about this movie.
Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Now this I’ve got plenty to say, but that’s because it’s from Joss Whedon and I LOVE anything he creates.
So. Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is in 3 acts and in total is only 42, more or less. I wanted more the second it was over. And they might be doing a sequel!
It’s a musical/comedy about Dr Horrible, whose real name is Billy. He wants to join the Evil League of Evil who will be watching him to see what crime he commits. If it’s horrible enough, he can join the league.
As Billy, he’s pathetic and in love with Penny, who, naturally, doesn’t realize this. Standing in his way is Captain Hammer who ends up dating Penny.
Dr Horrible is played by Neil Patrick Harris from “How I Met Your Mother”.
Penny is played by Felicia Day—she played Vi in BTVS.
Captain Hammer is played by Nathan Fillion—he played Caleb in BTVS.
Favorite line: “The hammer is my penis.” —Captain Hammer
Writing: This is a pretty simple “revelation”, but I just found my solution to the lack of plot in my novels. To me, it’s all about the characters, so why not focus on creating realistic characters before starting my novel? Then I let the character interact and the plot will form itself. Does this make sense to anyone else but me?
Query Tracker: If you’re about to start querying—or going to next year like me—then you should definitely use Query Tracker to find agents. Know what else is your friend during the querying process?
Spreadsheets: So here are the different column headers in my “Agents to query” spreadsheet:
- Agent’s Name
- Who they represent
- Address, e-mail, Twitter, website [this works better as one column for me—I use NeoOffice]
- Genres they represent
- Notes [such as “include first chapter in body of e-mail” or “only send query” or “any requested material is sent by mail” and the agent’s response time if they mention it on their website]
- Date of Query
- Date of Partial Request
- Date of Full Request
- Offer of Representation
- Date of Rejection
My long list of goals
- Reach 55 035 words in TWWAW by the 31st of August 2010
- Edit chapters 1 through 9 of Kenna’s Choice by the 2nd of September 2010
- Reach 68535 words in TWWAW by the 30th of September 2010
- Reach 75 285 words in TWWAW by the 15th of October 2010
- Edit chapters 10 through 17 + prologue of Kenna’s Choice by 31st of December 2010
- Second round of editing Kenna’s Choice done by 31st of March 2011 (by then I’ll 17!)
- Write query letter for Kenna’s Choice by the 30th of April 2011
- Third round of editing Kenna’s Choice done by 30th of June 2011
- Start querying Kenna’s Choice the 15th of July 2011 (enough time to make sure my query and my manuscript are perfect)