time out!
Sunday, September 24, 2006

I think I need to take a little break. I'm sick, and I tend to stay up late scribbling (you get in the zone and want to get that idea down and three hours have passed).
I'm also anxiously awaiting my visual companion, etc. I really want to get a better feel for the background and see if I can figure out where Papa Joss & Co. might have been headed with the characters. Having a reference so I don't have to keep vaguely waving and saying "a moon over there-ish" would be nice.
Need to think a little about where I'm headed before I paint myself into a corner. I think I'm writing the crew in a much needed (relatively) happy place before making it get really ugly on them. I'm not sure yet. I don't want Jazmine to be the answer to all their problems and just throw money at it. I actually did think about killing her off (for about a minute and a half). Not quite ready to let her go yet. She may end up spending some time off ship holding down the fort when it gets really hairy.
Like I said, not quite sure where I'm going with the long term plot arc.
I'm thinking of trying straight prose instead of script format. You can get so much more of a character's thought process and plot/subplot in when you don't have to rely on getting them to say it effectively. You can get a lot more description in too.
Any advice or suggestions?


Sunday, September 24, 2006 6:46 PM


For an invaluable reference, get the Serenity Role Playing book. It has all sorts of goodies about planets, weaponry, ships and transports...all kinds of stuff. Granted, it wasn't written by Joss, so it's not exactly canon, but it has lots of cool stuff you can pull from. Plus it has a good glossary of Chinese cursin' in the back! I use mine all the time when I write.

Sunday, September 24, 2006 4:10 PM


Well now...I think a break would be well earned, stinkingrose! Gives you a chance to rest, relax and get though thought duckies in a row. Plus, it helps build anticipation for when you do finally submit whatever comes next in your "Jazmine" series (probably not the right name...but it does refer to the big plot point);D

And if you feel that you're up to the challenge of writing in prose...then have at it! Would be mighty interesting to see where you would go given a bit more free reign with what shows up in from of a reader:)



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