As it happened before, I have a repeated card (honestly, I’m surprised that didn’t happen more).
Card # 15, Secret Society, was the second card I drew, which is the reason I went deeper into the idea of a group of drug pushing mob-types. Since this scene pulls the narrative back to the current timeline, where the trio is in the crossfire between said mob and the biker gang, it seems the mob itself will play a bigger role in this one.
Considering that the second card is #06, Every Villain Is A Hero, that picture begins to come clear.
Let’s back up a little, though.
Previously, we ended the past timeline with Nathan rescuing his step-sister, and together they crashed car, blending the narrative into the first scene (and current timeline). This scene will also be for Nathan (as seen in the act 2 outline). For a brief moment, he would reflect on saving Sarah, which then left him behind and ran off with the drugs, just to then get shot at in the motel. Chances are that he’ll now leave her behind if he can.
I have titles the scene already “Nathan Switches Sides” which is nice contrast from the previous scene’s title “Nathan Comes Through”, meaning that, together with he cards, there’s a good chance Nathan might join the mob, convinced that they’re the good guys in this situation. That fits into his character, the fact that he wants to make something bigger off himself, as well as it fits with the cards. Read More »
My biggest issue with writing is focus. As in the mental ability to think and stare at a screen, mash words together, make sense of it all. This is especially hard during work days for me, since my day job is construction for the City of Calgary (water works). In the past, writing during my work days was near impossible–I was tired and sore and some such thing. So, usually, I pre-write the posts for the next scene before and schedule them for their respective day. This time, though, my work picked up so much that I didn’t have time pre-write any of this week’s scene.
But all my writing exercises have trained me well. Not only did I manage to write the scene last minute (the night before), but I actually enjoyed writing it despite the fact that I had to force myself to sit down and write (tired and sore and having worked more than a 60-hour week). That is a very good feeling, knowing that I have come so far in my writing ability that I can ignore the fact that I JUST DON’T FUCKING WANT TO, and do it anyway. That’s great.
Time to finish this off. Finish off the last scene of the the trio dealing with the past that got them into one hell of a fiasco in the present.
This is the last scene before we switch back to the motel, where Sarah, Mitch, and Nathan are currently being caught in the crossfire between some drug-mobsters and a vicious biker gang.
We already know where this scene will end: Nathan and Sarah hit the road to escape from the Lost Boys, a mean gang, which will take Mitch as their hostage to get their hands on the case of drugs they only know about, because Mitch couldn’t keep his ego-stuffed mouth shut.
So, how do we get there? What causes them to get into shit with the gang? What happened to the client for whom the drugs were meant in the first place? How do Nathan and Sarah manage to escape? And, most of all, what card do we draw this time around?Read More »
This time around, the preparation will be a little bit different, because, I got a card I’ve already had before. While I could just go with it regardless, I have decided to instead draw a second card to together with the first, and keep things fresh and interesting.
I will work through both cards separately, but keeping the ideas of both in mind as I do this, and will go with the best mix of both, hopefully.