F is for… (A-Z challenge)

So, I’ve been working on Script Frenzy for nearly a week now, and I’m at page 25 and a bit, which means that I’m a little bit ahead of being ‘on track.’ It’s been a lot of fun, mostly fairly smooth sailing, thanks to all of the prep work that I’ve done.

I’ve got a bit of a little snag though, something that I glossed over on the Beat Board. My main characters need to send some kind of a message to the Capitana of the Alien Mafia, and get a response back inviting them to visit her Spaceship Mansion, which brings them into Act Two.

The thing is, I want to do something that’s a bit funny and different from the usual tropes about this kind of thing. The best notion I can work up is that since Colann is so classy, instead of meeting a disreputable character in a chop-shop or something of the sort, they visit an office building and make an appointment with her lawyer, first thing. But I’m not quite sure about that.

Maybe I should just go ahead with the lawyer thing. It’ll be quick enough, and I don’t want to waste time with this. But I thought I’d ask all of you wonderfully creative people if you have suggestions for me, first.

Whatcha think?

4 Responses to Frenzy!

  1. K. Howard says:

    My advice is to go with the current plan and continue onward. And if you decide you don’t like it, edit it later. I assume Script Frenzy is similar to NaNoWriMo in that finishing is more important than quality.

    Good luck!!


  2. Thanks, K!

    Yeah, Script Frenzy does have that general outlook – just get the pages typed, you can revise them later.

    And I started this sequence, and had a funny bit occur to me – in the office building, there’s a talking elevator, a bit like the ones in the Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy! Shows that the best stuff can come out when you’re not over-thinking it.


  3. Barbara says:

    Nice to meet you through the A-Z challenge! It’s so nice to read and learn so much about writers… I’m usually at the end of the food-chain as the reader! Thank you for your post!


  4. Michael says:

    I think you should have your main character meet the alien person in an online chatroom or online date site and they don’t know each other because they have different “handles”. They decide to hook-up and it happens to be on their spaceship. That’s when the awkwardness changes to practicality and a message is delivered.


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