Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Melodrama and Shooting on Location

I know, I know, it's been awhile. But I swear I plan to post something for this week's WIP Wednesday, although I don't think it will be from my NaNo novel, since I'm too scared to delve into the edits. Unfortunately, I have to eventually- my friend asked me to edit his novel, which I happily agreed to, but then he said, "On one condition." "What's that?" I asked. "That you let me read your novel." Cue the needle-ripping-off-of-the-record sound that they use in movies. My novel is sooo far from being reading material. It's mostly the fact that he is a close friend of mine who has read a lot of my writing, but this novel is much different from any of my other material. It's very, very dramatic- almost melodramatic- which is most worrying. I put my characters through so much that I'm worried it's laughable. But I have promised him that he will read it one day, so I will have to start the edits sometime.

In other writing news, another of my shorts is being produced on Friday by the film company I'm involved with! I'm really excited about this one because I'm pretty proud of the script. I started it in early January and worked on it for awhile with the aforementioned friend helping out with some stuff. It's cute and romantic and I hope it turns out well. It's also exciting because a) I am acting in it as well as being the writer and b) we're not shooting in our kitchens; we actually have a location (a local and really cool, artsy cafe). I love shooting on location, especially with this crew, even though the last time we did, we almost got arrested- but that just added to the fun and gave us a fun anecdote. And on the fifth of next month, the crew is taking a non-film-related trip to New York City!

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