Writing Where Babies Come From, Pt2: A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussy

I wrestled with a big scene yesterday, and again today; one featuring everyone’s favorite character from Sour Grapes of Wrath, Jimmy Cristo (as portrayed by the incomparable and mighty Jason Fraser). Just as I approached my morning job, I had an appealing idea that brought a new element to the scene and character. Now that …

Writing A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussycat

I made it to page 74 today; however, much of what I wrote today will end up cut out. Still, the overly long dialogue scene I focused on clarified some ideas and was worth it. I struggled with that scene a lot, then went on a coffee/tea break and during the streetcar ride over, the …

Writing A Mouthful Of Candy, or, Pussycat

Today went well; I got distracted in the evening by an incredible, must-have application, however, it was time well spent learning about the world. I finished my scene-by-scene outline to a decent satisfaction and commenced writing actual scenes; I realized today that I can/will probably handle this in under my allotted two weeks, as many …

Writing A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussycat

It wasn’t a good day; then, it turned into a pretty acceptable evening. It’s winter, and it’s the week that winter has really, truly hit. Most people are in a lousy mood over it, including this cat, who omitted to follow up an a resolve made last night: to exercise when stuck. Exercise is often …

Commencing countdown: A MOUTHFUL OF CANDY, or, PUSSYCAT

I’ve re-written and re-approached this story several times; it was pitched to me by a producer who wanted badly to make a movie about zines.  We were both very happy with how the script turned out, however, it was never filmed, and since then, I’ve often tried to re-angle it without the zinester element.  Now, …