Thursday, July 24, 2008

Project Meh

Normally, I would talk about Project Runway today but you know what? I found the whole episode to be rather uninspired and not exactly blogworthy for me today. Sad, I know. I expect so much out of that show. I will say that having the models go out and buy the fabric was stupid. The dresses would have been incredible if the designers had been able to do that job themselves. Instead, the dresses were, IMO, boring and too much the same. Whatever.

Instead, I'm going to give you another pic of the mouth-watering David Boreanaz (throwing James Marsters in there doesn't hurt either) and tell you how I will probably waste away the afternoon watching Angel on Hulu. I'm about halfway through season 3 of Buffy and kinda over it. All that angst over how they can't be together and Buffy's cold shouldering of Angel are getting to me. Makes me want to slay Buffy just a smidge, so I'm moving on. For now.

I'm also getting my nails done for Nationals today. Exciting stuff, I know. And at some point, I may actually write. I've got a new, slightly "not me" idea careening around in my head and I'm anxious to see what it looks like on the page. Is it crap? Is it fabulous? I'm not sure yet.

How long does it take you to decide if a new idea is working?


  1. Oh how you taunt and torment.

    My particular idea has been brewing for years, and I've been waiting for my ability to catch up with my idea. I knew when I first started writing I would never be able to execute it the way I wanted, but I kept it tucked back there-never telling anyone the idea (which was excruciating!).

    I actually put the rest of it together this past year. I made a notebook for it and every idea got jotted down and rearranged till I was happy with the plot and knew it was going to fly. (when I first thought up the idea, just the craft of writing wasn't what stumbled me-I had no idea how to resolve the conflict I had imgined) The way I did now starts a series.

    XO. You can make it fly. I have total confidence in you.

  2. Oh, gee, I'm the wrong person to ask. I'm 85% done with an idea and I'm STILL not sure if it's working. LOL!

    Enjoy your manicure!

  3. I'm so jealous you're getting a manicure as it sit here and watch the rain come down for the third day in a row - can we say depressing?

    Anyway, I never know if my idea is crap or fabulous - good luck with that! :)

  4. If you're over Buffy by Season 3, I'm not sure you're going to love the rest of it. Although there's more and more of Spike coming up, which is a good thing, but Buffy's continued ambivalence and coldness made it a decidedly mixed blessing in terms of story satisfaction. Sigh. Spike. Still one of my all-time favorite characters.

    I can usually tell if a new idea is going to work after writing the first chapter. If I read it over and love it and want to figure out what else happens, I'm good to go.

  5. Heh. I didn't answer your question. I loved it, and my crit partners when Whoa-this is the best thing you've ever written.

    And mine is different han anything I've ever written too.

    Be brave.

  6. Sorry PR didn't do it for you. I still love it and blogged on it. Hey I got my toes done for Nationals!

    I usually feel great about an idea by chapter 2 for hate it and give up then fall off about it half way through then love it again at the 7/8 point then I'm not sure at THE END. Crazy huh?