Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I Feel A Disturbance In The Force... Oh, It's Just Goofy

The latest news getting all geekdom atwittering:

Disney has bought out LucasFilm aka the Star Wars franchise, and is already working on making Episode VII scheduled for a 2015 release.

Which brings up the big questions:

1) Will Princess Leia be included in the Disney Princess line-up?  If she does, she better be wielding a lightsaber!

Thank God for Deviant Art! (this was the kid-friendliest version I could find.  The rest were Leia in her other costume... yeah, THAT costume...)

2) Is Disney buying up every geek-loved franchise out there?  First it was Marvel... Now Star Wars... Oh dear God, RUN DOCTOR WHO RUN!

3) Will Disney make the planned sequels more akin to how they handled Pirates of the Caribbean - which were darker and edgier than most Disney-made films - or will they make 'em like their cable channel kid-friendly what-the-hell stuff?

4) And the most important question of all: will Mickey be tempted to the Dark Side by Darth Duck?

The Day Before NaNoWriMo 2012 Begins

Was actually spent cleaning up the house a bit for tonight: it IS Halloween after all.

Another blog post is forthcoming for the day.  Please wait.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I've Decided On My NaNo Plot for 2012

For NaNoWriMo 2012, I'm focusing on the superhero novel idea.

It's based in the same 'Verse I've set up in The Hero Cleanup Protocol story.

I have a few characters in mind lined up.  I'll need to refresh meself to the rules of the 'Verse as I've set them.

Now, for the 50,000 words...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo 2012

With hope and luck, this is the year I not only finish the 50,000 word count but I also finish an actual honest-to-Cat novel that's suitable for publishing somewhere.

I'm with the Florida : St. Petersburg regional group again as that's closest, but this time I am paying more attention to events with Tampa especially as I'm trying to get fellow writers from the Wesley Chapel FWA group involved with this year's NaNo.

My biggest problem right now is making up my mind: Should I write a novel / series of stories based on the superhero universe from my Hero Cleanup Protocol e-short; or should I write a thriller noir-type work I've had in mind over the last two years about an unemployed yet honest (which explains the unemployed part) financier getting involved with a shady figure who might provide revenge against the greedier souls who ruined him four years prior?  Leave comments if you encourage one or the other.  Thanks.