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!