Shifting Gears

Bonny the Shih Tzu poses at the film premiere. No spoiled lapdogs were harmed in the making of this film.

Today Elsa and I saw Seven Psychopaths about a screenwriter trying to draft a plot surrounding the title.  Oh yeah, he also inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.  It’s one of the most wacky and innovative films I’ve seen in a while.  I spent most of the movie marveling over the imagination of the screenwriter, Martin McDonagh.  I highly recommend this film if you don’t mind a bit of blood.  The violence isn’t really gratuitous; it’s just the way things are.  You’ll understand when you see it.  I highly recommend it.

The plot particularly fascinated me because of a plot I’ve been outlining for this year’s NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, hopefully something coherent and readable.  Last year, I wrote in 10 days the Guy/Marian story, The Chest, posted later over Christmas week.  This year I’m aiming for 1,500 to 2,000 words a day.  So many words means I need a plot to keep the flow going.  So, I’m dreaming up a mystery/psychological story.  As usual, it’s becoming a bit complicated but I can never do anything by half.  How do I jump from not blogging for weeks to writing 1,500 words a day you ask?  Good question.  I’ll keep you updated.

On second thought: HELP!

3 thoughts on “Shifting Gears

  1. Indeed, I would expect nothing less from the writer / director of In Bruges. That movie was much the same. Genius. 🙂

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