Friday, May 10, 2013

Teen Vampire Angst

Certain...difficulties with my freedom of movement and financial stability have made my creativity act like a flashlight with a faulty battery connection. I have flashes of brilliance and times when nothing happens but a lot of the time the light I cast is dim and hard to see by.

Nonetheless, I've been working on and off, like the aforementioned flashlight.

Snow Sands has been doing bearably well, though it's hard to tell since I haven't actually sold any copies or gotten any reviews. People have been liking it on facebook and, as a friend pointed out, people are more likely to be vocal with things they hate than ones they like. I know that to figure out if people like the book and actually get feed back I need to have more of the series up. I'm working on it. I'm also trying to finish another book in a different genre but people who like one book may not think the other is their thing.
I've decided I will put the book up for sale again after one of two things happen. It's out for two months or I get a review.

I've got a story that I wrote (not finished) back in high school, before Snow Sands. It was the second book I'd gotten very far on. Unfortunately, many bits of it got lost, I have no idea how, and after that I decided I would start using bound notebooks instead of binders full of loose leaf paper. I'm currently recreating the story. I'd be really nifty if I could finish it because it was about a vampire, sort of and I'd like to make my contribution to the teenage vampire genre. I do have another book that's much further along with a vampire as a main character but she's in college. She's also physically about thirty. I'd like to have some teen vampire angst done my way.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WW1 Three Witches

Today is Wednesday. Last week I decided that on Wednesdays I would post a paragraph or a story. I pretty much forgot until six in the evening today, Wednesday. Fortunately, as is the case with most writers, I have plenty of stuff already written.
Here is a short (really short) screenplay I wrote to show that I could. It's called;Three Witches.


Three Witches
EXT/INT.  COTTAGE-WOODS
View of the cottage. It is white washed with exposed beams. It has a slightly German feel. Inside the single room is filled with smoke and there are three females sitting on the floor around a small, copper bottomed claw footed cauldron. They are, Gwen, a child of about seven in a loose torn shift, Martha, a bitch with a torn ear and a lolling pink tongue and Rhianna, a tall girl in a long brown jumper with tangled black hair and an unfortunate nose.
RHIANNA
So, what are we supposed to do?
GWEN
I don’t know. I just followed Martha. She told me there was something cool in here. She said we’d be able to play with mystical forces.
RHIANNA
Gwen, dogs don’t talk. We both know you set this up yourself and ran off so that I would have to come and get you. Let’s get this over with so I can get you back before your parents come home.
Gwen turns to Martha, the dog who still has her tongue out and is sitting with legs spread wide in that unselfconscious way dogs sometimes do.
RHIANNA
Gwen, come on!
Gwen turns to Rhianna with her arms crossed and her nose turned up. She has her eyes closed
GWEN
I am not going to do anything. Martha told me to come. Ask her!
Rhianna frowns and folds her arms.
MARTHA speaks in the gravely chain-smoker’s voice of an older woman.
She’s right, you know. I did lead her here and you too. You don’t know what you’re talking about, little girl.
RHIANNA
What?
MARTHA
I said, you don’t know that you’re talking about.
RHIANNA
Yes I do. I know exactly what I’m talking about.
MARTHA
No you don’t
RHIANNA
Yes I do, it’s you who doesn’t know what she’s talking about because dogs can’t talk! You have no idea what you’re saying because you can’t be saying it!
MARTHA
I hear your homework often enough. Use your analytical reasoning skills.
Rhianna looks down and begins to mouth words. She looks up and seems confused.
GWEN
Rhianna, you are such an idiot.
Rhianna frowns. She straightens and the confusion disappears.
RHIANNA
Let’s get this game over with so we can go home and I can get my baby sitting money. I don’t care what’s going on. I just want to get paid, go to bed and then spend every cent tomorrow.
GWEN
Martha?
MARTHA
Now we just need a dead cat and we can get started.

See you next Wednesday. If you didn't like this one, you might like the next. Cheers!