Saturday, November 10, 2007

NanoNoveling and Other Things

This year's nanonovel is going well. I'm still behind on my word count, but I'm ahead of where I was last year, I think. With the writer's strike on, less television means more writing for me.

I feel just a little guilty writing when the WGA writer's strike is happening, but I can support them in other ways. I hope the AMPTP realizes how valuable good writers are and pay them accordingly; writers simply want to secure their future in the age of digital media. They create the words that come out of the actors' mouths after all! It all starts with pen on paper .. or fingers to keyboard. Actually, it starts with an idea, but it's the writers who first make the idea come alive on paper. If it's not written down, the idea will never become a reality, no matter how amazing the idea or how wonderful the cast and crew are. The writers are the first step of many, but it's an important step in the storytelling. Just as important as good directing and brilliant acting.

Busy with insurance research, film festival research, lots of research! lol But it's all good. I'll be relieved when the insurance research is over though. That is very time consuming and exhausting, especially when the person I'm doing the research for doesn't give me much in feedback. *sigh*

Oh! and this year's Farscape Creation Con won't be the last one after all. That means I have a chance of attending in 2008! The big obstacles are money and my fear of flying. As long as the money situation is better next year, I'll only have to deal with the anxiety issues. It'd be great if I could go on a plane full of Scapers, a whole plane full of flight buddies! Of course, the stewardesses might not enjoy a rowdy plane of Scapers, but it certainly would set my mind at ease. Ooh, and maybe Signal Room will play next year, and I'll finally get to see them perform live! Bonus! :)

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