Crawling out the cave for a moment before I dive into today’s NaNoWriMo work…
After three (literal) days of typing this month, i am proud to say the work is 402 words away from the 10,000 word mark…and I am LOVING this story more than I ever thought I would. It truly helps to have done most of my research, plotting, and casting (part of my process is who I would like to see in the movie version of this book; it helps me visualize what I need to type) over the past few months.
So why am I bringing Chris Evans into this quick update?
Well, one and the MAJOR DISCLAIMER: I’m a total fangirl. I cannot apologize for it. And I cannot undo it.
That aside, two: Because as I type this RomCom, I see it as a movie in my head. I have thoughts and flashes to What’s Your Number? which is possibly my most favorite RomCom this side of The Secret of My Succe$s. But I also have thoughts of Before We Go, a movie directed by and starring Chris Evans. Which, honestly, his name brought me to the door, but I stayed for the splendor. There is such an intimate feel to the way it was directed…and that was one of my favorite things about the movie outside of the story. It’s like you’re peeking in on this world and these two characters are unwittingly sharing their night with you. It’s intense and sweet and there is just something so powerful about it to me. As I type out Wings, I am fully thinking of how this film was shot, how the backgrounds are blurred so the focus is kept on the characters, how it’s like you’re let in on this secret and no one else can ever know about it. And I hope I’m capturing that feeling here. It’s very difficult, especially with all this show not tell stuff everybody seems to be all over these days. I almost want to say: Imagine a borough of New York City at night. Now blur it out and just watch as Charlie and Violet interact, or him with his friend, her with her friend. It’s not what I’m actually saying…but I hope I am more accomplishing.
The question is will someone else get it. Tough to say since I’m the only one watching this in my head.
Three: I am happy with my progress. I love that I could combine some old stories into this one by locations and side characters [from the first screenplay I ever wrote: If Only in My Dreams (2009) and a novel series I wrote a few years ago: Life Imitating Art (2013) as well as things that tie into other stories I’ve written including HT and Darrows. I’m like Stephen King in that way, I guess. I refuse to let any of my old characters/locations die.] Hopefully, Wings will be complete before our late, American Thanksgiving this year. *fingers crossed*
Four: Non-fiction November is going well. I think I’ve fallen in love with The Princess Bride all over again as I “see” it through someone else’s eyes. Cary Elwes narrates the tale perfectly…so far (I’m almost done). Westley is alive again!
Five: A quick moment for the readers of Wings as I go…the cast…or who I could see playing them in the movie version.
Charlie – Chris Evans
This is the actual image that spurned the entire story into existence. So how could he not be Charlie?
Violet – Kelsey
(editing to fix her name. I had no idea she changed it.)
Maybe like a version that’s ten years older, but definitely her.
Darshan – Sidharth Malhotra
I imagine his voice more like Ravi’s (Rahul Kohli) voice from iZombie, British and sometimes implied snooty.
Amala – Danai Gurira
Because Amala has that same fierceness Michonne has, with guys instead of walkers though…
Off to the cave where my story awaits!
Fare-thee-well, my lovely readers.
Thanks for listening to the writing blathering this time.
(Fangirls never apologize for fangirling, though i can totally blame The Princess Bride for the way I phrased that. )