Wednesday 30 January 2008

Today was the day!

Can you hear the very long sigh of relief? Yeah, that's me. Oh, and the kitty. We both had a quiet, relaxing day together. Man, it's good to be back into the swing of (writing) things.


So, what did I do today? I've been itching to start that dark urban fantasy/cyberpunkish novel. The first chapter is already inside my head. I just have to write it. And you know what? A few other things I hadn't expected kinda popped in as I was writing. I love it when that happens. But you know, it's why it makes it so hard for me to plot a tale from start-to-finish.

Of course I've always got a beginning, and sometimes even an end. Or at least an idea of what the end might be. Bits and pieces of the plot are also there. Sometimes more solid than others. This tale's pretty solid inside my head. I know exactly what's motivating the characters, and what drives them together and apart too. There's going to be some emotional damage here. A little betrayal and selfish motives. Many bleak moments and a bizarre revelation.

Anyway, here's how the progress meter's looking after today's efforts:

Lol. Still got a looooong way to go. But I don't mind. Hopefully I can add another 1k to the story after my daughter goes to bed. Or get the first chapter finished. Whatever comes first. If I do 3-4k every single day, I'll be happy. :D
As you know, Australia likes to fall behind on American TV shows. Or at least, play them way late. :/ There's this new show on one of our channels called Burn Notice. Y'know, I like watching/reading stuff with spies in 'em. So I was kinda interested when I saw the trailer. Then I found out Bruce Campbell was in it. So, of course that was the hook for the hubby and I.
Anyway. Here's a trailer I found on YouTube:
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical. Thinking it might end up being crappy... well, a few minutes into the first episode, I was laughing my head off. The main character, Michael, is so smooth and he has this cheeky little smile and a laugh that's contagious. Lol. I love the voice-over comments too. His ex is a tough chick, his friend's a rat and his mother's a drag. Gotta love it. Can't wait to meet his psycho brother.
In the end, we watched the first two eps and loved them! It's so cool when that happens. I'm looking forward to finding out why he got a burn notice in the first place, and who was responsible. Looks like the plot is going to thicken. And Bruce Campbell's so awesome. He's a legend. ;)
Okay, I better go now. Got some thinking to do about my story. I'm just so excited to be writing again. It felt as if something was missing from my life during the last few weeks.


Ericka Scott said...

I had sick kiddos home today -- so no writing for me.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Oh, sorry to hear that, Ericka. :( I hope they all get better soon.

Anonymous said...


I thought Burn Notice was going to suuuuck, but it was...

the awesome.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Ah, so you thought so too! Cool. I can't wait to watch the third ep over the weekend. :D

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