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September 4th, 2008

03:07 am
I have no idea...

how many words I've done today. Less than 250, for sure, so far. I've forgotten where I left off last night.

But they're good words. Gaaaaaah. Poor not!Harry. Not only does he have PTSD from everything he's just gone through in the last, oh, day, not to mention what happened to him when he was in the army (and wasn't that a lovely flashback)--but he's about to get hit again.

And here's why I need a werewolf in my plot, because she's the first one that twigs to it. And I need to figure out what not!Tony's role is besides the pissed-off CEO that has shit going on in his company that he doesn't know about and didn't approve.

And this is what we do. We put our characters through an absolute wringer. And hope they come out whole on the other side.

Or, you know...not.

10:48 am
YEAH, baby.

I'm thinking that my ongoing war with the scale has been won.

122.2 this morning.

This doesn't mean I can relax my vigilance, because it's a sneaky little bastard and will stop at nothing, nothing, I say, to put me back on the defensive. But for now? I'm happy.

I'm kind of in love with the little tiny piece of writing I did last night. I added a couple of words to it this morning so it flows better, but dear Lord, poor not!Harry is such a lovely mess and is about to get messier. I...am a big meanie. *nods*

I watched another RDJ movie last night, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," and I'm beginning to wonder if this guy ever met a mainstream movie (besides "Iron Man") that he liked. Because, seriously. So, I popped KKBB back into my computer and watched it again. Am I the only one who can't wait for the 30th and the Iron Man DVD?

Speaking of which, I should start storyboarding my next vid...

Also, scruff looks good on him, as it does on most men. I'm just sayin'.

Oh, and I made this, based on the Rolling Stone interview.

02:39 pm
So, I've been thinking about...

giving not!Harry glasses. This would emphasize the "harmless geek" type I'm going for here...right before he blows three people away in as many seconds.

And then I thought that this was problematic for several reasons. Not the least of which is getting them to him after he's been kidnapped and had the crap beaten out of him. I've figured out how to do that, however.

I assumed that, if he needs vision correction (and most of us do), he was wearing contacts when they snatched him. Contacts in his situation are problematic on several levels. For one, sleeping (or being unconscious, or having surgery) while wearing contacts = bad, unless they're the ones you can sleep in. However, not!Harry has also lost a lot of blood, and I would think that this would affect the amount of moisture in his eyes, thus also making wearing contacts not so good.

So, if he's wearing contacts when he's found, they'll need to be removed. And if he's wearing the glasses when he kills those guys and then falls down, what happens to them? Do they get broken? Lost? Do they stay on and bruise his face or gash his nose?

And now I understand why this issue doesn't get dealt with in fiction. Because you have to take a handicap like this into consideration in every single scene where there's any semblance of action. And if I do this, I'm going to have to go back to every single scene he's in and mess with it.

On the other hand...I never see action heroes with glasses, with very few exceptions. Oh, sunglasses, sure, because there's a whole "cool" factor there, but those can be discarded at need. So now it's an interesting puzzle to me and I'm thinking about doing it just because no one else does...

Also, GUH. I mean, really. Not to mention this.

10:57 pm

I just broke 13,300 words on the not!KKBB/IM fic.

This brings my word count in this 'verse up to 30,000 words.

I'm not sure I'm even close to done with this part...and I need to figure out how I'm going to bridge this and the one that's already done.

Also, in keeping with the fact that I've cast this thing in my head, my private detective is being played by Camryn Manheim, only about five years older. Because that's how I roll.

I don't know how many words I've done today, but I've given not!Harry a pair of glasses, which will become a plot point in a little while. Because I've learned from Shane Black that everything is a plot point. And the fun thing is sowing these little things into the story after the fact, and then the readers see the whole thing and think I'm frakking brilliant.

Oh, not!Harry...