Index Card Frenzy

I’m a bit behind on pages, as my ScriptFrenzy profile shows. But tonight I have managed to index card 80% of the story – just got to sort out the endgame.
It doesn’t make an immediate difference to my page count, but I now have 26 empty scenes all ready to flesh out, and a much clearer idea of how my key plot and character points fit together. So I can really start jumping around the story now, writing the stuff that I’ve had in my head for years, which will inform the less developed sections. That page count is an excellent motivator…

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Doctor Who makes triumphant return

We all wanted it to be good, but the sheer quantity of changes made even the most ardent fan a little nervous – new Doctor, new companion, new TARDIS, new executive team, new logo, new titles, new music…
So what a relief to be swept away on the tide of exuberant joy that was the Eleventh Hour! Matt Smith absolutely makes the role his own. I’ve read criticisms that he lacked gravitas, or was too silly, but those – on the basis of just one story – are completely unfounded. I don’t expect to see Matt Smith’s full range in one story. I don’t want to. I want to see wild adventure one week, and creepy shocks the next. I want raw excitement and then pensive melancholy. I want to be surprised.
And the new series of Doctor Who is just the show to do it. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Geronimo!

Let the ScriptFrenzy begin…

Still not ready to start writing, or even fully recovered from The Cough That Ate Manhattan. I’ll just have to outline as I go, and throw out the stuff that doesn’t work. I’m only expecting to get a first draft out of this month, anyway. Hopefully the relaunch of Doctor Who on Saturday will prove inspiring!

In other news, I’m getting used to Blender, which is very satisfying. I’ll post my experiments here when I have something worth showing. A key shot for the Monsters trailer is developing nicely…