Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 and now what?

Spudguns!  We're two days into the new year and you know what, I'm already exhausted.

I finished reading that Supernatural book. Yay me. And started looking around at other fan's journal projects, and they are all replicas. Replicas.  Didn't really see any original stuff from them. Then I just got cocky and was all like "dude, I am totally going to rock this."  And this would be the part where you laugh nearly choking on your coffee.  I ended up not going with the typical style journal that they used for the props in the show, or that other fans had been using. You know, the three ring day-planner style. The kind that was everywhere back in the 1990's. 
I ended up just going with a plain hardcovered journal.  Which now I'm sort of regretting because, it's not as practical.  I've managed some filler pages, mostly notes on the show and have two small paragraphs of story idea in point form notes.

And that's as far as I've gotten.  I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to come up with an original idea for this, with original characters. I keep reminding myself this is a prop that is part of a larger prop that apart from a few photos for this blog, no one will really see.  And that sort of stumps me. Way to create my own writer's block.

So there is only one thing to do. Take a step back, work on another part of the vampire hunter's kit prop, and start over with the journal part of the prop in a few weeks.

In the meantime, if you've been reading my movie blog, you know that I've decided to bring back the all vampire movie club on that blog this year. When I tried doing it few years ago, it was once a week. Which sort of got bit much. So this time, I've toned it down to once a month, with the bonus of an all vampire book club.  Currently, the month of January, the book/movie selection is the new version of Twilight.
I've got a few other bloggers joining in. And someone asked me why I picked this book?  Honestly, it was new. It's on the front of people's awareness, it's available everywhere and that was a failing I had with my last book club. The last time I did a book club, people complained I never picked new releases.

I know, I've got vampires on the brain this year. Even more so than normal.   The props and story are coming...just not as fast as I had hoped.