Archive for January 19th, 2012
Word Count: 1,054
Today’s writing session was significantly less productive. It only took me an hour to write a thousand words but the writing kinda dragged. It took me a little while to get into it. So when I got to my word count I stopped. Why try and force it if I’ve gotten my word count? Speaking of which, I don’t want to spoil it here so read down below.
Word Count: 100,711
One hundred thousand words! I have written one hundred thousand words! Woooo! That is WAY TO MUCH! No seriously. For one entire story that isn’t even an epic, I’ve written far too much. So much needs to be cut. I’m almost of the opinion I just need to start over but that’s likely a fallacy. I need to re-read what I’ve written, edit it, glean ideas and perhaps re-write my plot and see what I can save. No point in re-writing if I can just edit it.
Today’s scene was a planning scene. I had a really good section of description which was fun to write but I had to do a bit of editing as I realized I was defining stuff that really needed to be more detail in the next chapter when the people do stuff. I also had to think up some “bad” ideas on the fly for people to reject before they came up with the good idea. Coming up with bad ideas is hard but likely I remembered a Writing Excuses that talked about the concept, which helped me realize what exactly I was and what I needed to be doing.
Someone made a motorcycle styled after a Xenomorph from the alien movies and it looks awesome! Check it out:
Anti-racism and non-modern aerial combat. Sounds like an awesome movie.
It’s produced by George Lucas, who did an interview on the Daily Show about the movie. It has some very interesting and blunt views of Hollywood institutional racism.
Summary: It has taken George Lucas 23 years to make this film. One of the primary reasons was attempting to convince studios to release it. According to George, the studios rejected the project because that they don’t know how to market this film because the cast is predominantly black. The studios aren’t willing to risk a predominantly black cast on the international market, which represents 60% of the average profit of big production Hollywood films. They prefer to play it safe.
I wish I could say I didn’t understand the studio’s logic. But where big corporations fail to take the risk of losing money for a good reason, George Lucas has stepped in and funded the entire film himself. Meaning that George will have produced the first predominately black cast action film to be released out of Hollywood. Kinda sad that something like “first predominately black” phrases are still being said in the year 2012, for a variety of reasons.
Either way the film is opening this weekend. See if you can’t make some time.