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11 March 2011 @ 02:45 pm
No, I'm not procrastinating, why do you ask?  
There's a couple parts of every script that are hard for me to write, and one of those parts is the very first part.  I have a tough time with opening scenes, and that's what I'm working on right now.

Well, was working on, until I decided that I really needed to post.  About what?  No clue.  So here's a random list of things that are randomly popping into my mind as I type.
  • I really need to stop answering "Thank you" with "Sure thing!"
  • Hot tea is the right temperature for about eighty seconds.
  • It does no good to write out lists of upcoming due dates, goals, plans, etc. if I promptly lose said lists.
  • I really want to finish watching Caprica (I got bummed out when it was canceled and took a break), but I have, like, eleventy other shows I'm watching right now.
  • Exactly 100 word drabbles are the dickens to write.
Holly: Stock - Snowy teacupshollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
[stares mournfully into mug of lukewarm tea] RIGHT?

I tend to make lists, then set them aside with my mind at rest, as though having put the item on a list is enough and actually getting around to doing it isn't necessary. I store most of my lists as gmail drafts, so I don't generally lose them, but that doesn't help any if I willfully ignore them. ;)
Holly: Kara sheepishhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Obviously I am not procrastinating either. [hits refresh on friends page again]
Shannon: bsg chief anders helokungfuwaynewho on March 11th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
See, I'll refresh my flist when I'm procrastinating or bored or I've read the whole internet, see a new post, and then go, "Oh, I can't comment yet. This post just went up. They'll think I'm a creeper that just hits F5 all day."
Holly: Kara angelhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, yes, I do that too. I figured, though, that if you don't already think weird thoughts about any of my lj habits, you never will. ;)
Holly: Baltar you angelhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
...And by "any of my lj habits" I am in no way referring to the way I seem to stalk your journal and over-comment on almost everything you post.

Shannon: bsg you slay me gaiuskungfuwaynewho on March 11th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hee! Never change that habit - it makes me ridiculously happy when I check my email and there are numbers in parentheses next to my inbox. Even better when I'm actually on the computer and I see the little number pop up in real time!

Holly: Billhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Holly: Bill bwhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Holly: Laura small blue-green face forwardhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Holly: Tigh Precipicehollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Holly: TNG - Worf bitch step offhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Holly: Dances with Wolveshollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Shannon: squeekungfuwaynewho on March 11th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're adorable! I love that I got a different icon for each one, too. :D
Holly: Laura - approvalhollywobbles on March 11th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 11th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not normally a list person, but I felt oddly organizational last night and jotted some things down, and damned if I know where it is. And now I have this feeling that because I wrote some things down, I told my brain it was okay to forget them, because I don't remember so well what was even on my list.
vjs2259: cm_reid_thinkvjs2259 on March 11th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
100 word drabbles are difficult! They are like poetry in that every word has to be the right one. I hate when you get to 101 or 104 and have to cut, cause you've planned out every word already. Sometimes I resort to using contractions to reduce word count, or going with independent clauses to lose an 'and'. (I got that from Nano, where you reverse the process to up word count!)

I love lists. On paper. With ticky boxes. I have three right now at work. One with lists and notes on the day's tasks, one with the week's tasks, one with long term projects.
Also made one today for the weekend, for my next B5 things-to-do, and one for bill paying.

It's sad, isn't it? But now I have to take my today list and go do something on it :)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 11th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
I think one of my problems with drabbles is I find myself unconsciously writing shorter sentences as a whole; fragments and implied subjects and the like. Even when I get the word count right, they sound sort of terse.

Edited at 2011-03-11 09:58 pm (UTC)
a universal sigh: HP - Harry - dirtynaushika on March 11th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
- "Sure thing" is the best response in the world and I say it all the time and YOU SHOULD BE PROUD.
- Omg I need like some sort of mug warming thing that keeps my tea at the right temperature for longer.
- I make lists in text files on my desktop. IT HELPS.
- [no opinion]
- I hate writing drabbles, they are freaking impossible
Shannon: hp gradientkungfuwaynewho on March 13th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
I really need to bring my thermos to work, instead of making hot beverages in my metal mug that has no insulating properties whatsoever.
scribblesandshorts.blogspot.com on March 12th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I sometimes like lists but only if I KNOW I'm going to do what's on it so I can cross things off. Lol.

And I may have two drabbles... One of which I'll try to make exactly 100 and one that's about 4 times that. Lol!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 13th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Two drabbles?! Show off. ;)
ghanima sun: bsgghanimasun on March 12th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
The ending of Caprica was definitely interesting and I enjoyed having watched the show. The plot continuity with BSG is bothersome, but there's some really interesting stuff in the show. I hope you like it when you get around to finishing it!
Shannon: bsg gaeta gunkungfuwaynewho on March 13th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Honestly? I don't really care that much about continuity. (Bad fan, I know.) I'd rather have a good story. But the library just got Caprica so I'm gonna grab it - so much easier than downloading.
ghanima sun: bsg - gaiusghanimasun on March 14th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I can understand that in this case..Caprica is so far off from BSG that it's sort of hard to relate them much. But I was happier with the ending than I thought I would be, which was a nice surprise.