Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, Obviously

Well, today is Tuesday. Today is also the first day of the week, due to the Easter break. In that time I do absolutely nothing, save walk into town to feed a friend's cat and gecko. I felt so guilty every time I left my friend's apartment. Poor Fei Fei (cat) would ignore her food and frantically rub herself against my leg looking for cuddles. I felt so badly for her every time I closed the door to her pitiful meow.

I'm suffering from guilt even now. Poor Fei Fei. If only she got along with our cats, we could have kept her at the house and she'd not be wanting for company.


My Easter weekend was very quiet, what with J.M-B. off to Boston to visit with family.

I had an idea for next year's April script writing challenge. I'm doing all the research and planning now. It's a silly thing, but fun. I've never written a script before, ever, so this should be a good challenge.

Of course, I'm putting that on hold until I've finished Overlord, which should hopefully be this week. Hopefully. We'll see.

Speaking of, I should be off to write the darn thing. Here is today's Forgotten English:


The participle kilted is sometimes used metaphorically to denote language that borders upon indecency. [Derived from] kilt, the English or Saxon name for the most conspicious portion of the Highlander garb, called by the Highlanders themselves, the fillibeg, or little coat.

- Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

I've never written a script before, but I think it might be a fun exercise. It may help with plotting, too. I'd probably use the script-writing software that comes with Scrivener.


S.M. Carrière said...

I haven't either and it does sound like fun. Scrivener has a script writing programme? I'll look into that!

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

If you buy Scrivener, it's already in there. It automatically formats for scriptwriting. The features on Scrivener are amazing.


S.M. Carrière said...

I don't really need something for novels, as I am so much of a 'pantser' that I just start writing and hope for the best (it's worked out so far!). Scripts do take a whole lot more planning (at least for me). There some free software that the people at recommend. It's called Celtx. Have you heard of it?

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

I haven't heard of it, but I'll make a note of it. It might be fun to do a post sometime of screenwriting resources.


S.M. Carrière said...

There's an idea. I've downloaded Celtx, but haven't started using it yet. I'll post a review of it onces I start.