Creating horrible, incredible circumstances....
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

....and then figuring a way out of them, as Uncle Joss would put it.

I'm both working hard and hardly working. The latter applies, unfortunately, to Firefly fanfic. 'Where They Don't Follow' is now on hold; something about those first few chapters is driving me up the wall, and I cannot for the life of me put my finger on it. Of course, if any of you have opinions on what's wrong, at least I'd be willin' to hear 'em. If and when I suss out the problem, the first few chapters will see an edit before I get on to the good stuff.

However, there is another matter, hence the 'working hard' part - original fiction. Yes, kiddies, I'm taking the plunge, have procured an entire ream of paper for the manuscript of an original novel (at least I hope it's original and that somebody hasn't already beaten me to it, AGAIN). If you haven't been skinnified on Facebook or LJ, it's a World War II submarine saga I call 'Order of Battle', first in a potential series if I can work it. Should it ever hit the shelves, I have no idea what the cover art might look like, but if the artist wants to feature the main character, I will see to it that he's the dead-spitting image of Nathan Fillion. When you read the book, you will very quickly understand why. (To that end, there will, happily, be plenty of opportunity for 'my boat' to alight from his tongue - since submarines were and still are commonly known as boats. )

Another note on submarines: until the 70's, they were named after all manner of marine life. While searching for unused fish names thus suited for fictional subs, I came upon the common name 'firefish' - and further discovered that there was never a submarine named Firefish. Ah HA. Time I go fix that!


Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:01 AM


Sounds good. Can't wait to read it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:13 AM


Oh yes, I'm quite aware of the royalty responsibilities. I'm only half kidding. But if the book ever gets published and somebody wants to film it, I won't approve such a film unless a) they're somewhat faithful to the book and b) Nathan gets cast in the main role. ;)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:41 AM


Hmm... I would try to seek asking his permission for using his likeness. I'm sure that if you ask before-hand, it wouldn't be an issue, but I'm afraid that you'll get into trouble otherwise.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:21 AM


Well then.. full steam ahead mister:)


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