Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Whedon, No way.

I learned some distressing news the other day. Apparently, the WB has decided to go ahead with a reboot of the Buffyverse via a new movie. The only thing is, they're going to do it without the involvement of its creator, Joss Whedon. WTF?

This is wrong on so many levels. It's not just that I'm a HUGE fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. True, this show has meant more to me than any other TV show, movie, maybe even book ever made. But it's more than that. It's bigger than my obsession. It's about what's right and what's wrong.

As someone who has spent about three years finishing the first draft of a novel, this really bugs me. I couldn't imagine what it would feel like to have someone come along and throw up chunks of what I've created, and exclude me from the process entirely.

I for one, am going to try very hard not to support this movie in any way. It will be difficult, because I know there will be a morbid curiosity to find out what kind of monstrosity she created out of a masterpiece. (I'm referring to Joss' vision of Buffy and not the flop that was the movie).

I've included a link to a petition to the WB. Sign it. Please.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Book n' Blogging

So I got as far as signing up for a new blog, figured out my name, and my little tag line, chose a template, added widgets, and now...I'm stuck. I have no idea how to start this thing. I mean, how much can I say about my writing process? I was thinking of other things I could write about. It's surprisingly difficult because this is a blog that I would advertise to my real-world "friends", so I guess I'm just feeling nervous. Like preparing a public speaking presentation for my classmates.

I have definitely not been very consistent with the time I spend on my novel. I can go months without working on it, and then if I'm lucky, have months of writing. I've been trying to do a little bit of editing every week though. I obsessively calculate what percentage I've finished. For example, as of now, I am 66% into editing my first draft. Not that accurate a measurement I know, because I'm just basing it on the number of pages I've gone through. I've deleted A LOT of scenes and added a few more here and there. There are times when I absolutely despise what I've created, and then there are times when I become quite involved in just reading it, like I've almost forgotten that it's my story and I know how it ends. I love those times. I know there's still a lot of work left to do, (probably 50 more drafts), but I have to admit that I am a little excited at the progress, however slow it has been.