Saturday, April 23, 2005

Synopsis According to Kenner & Comedy Crisis

Well, I don't have to say it, we all already know it, but dang does Julie Kenner ROCK! I just got back a bit ago from the workshop she gave to our ARWA group...for free at that! Let me tell ya, I'd pay for her advice. I'm not kidding when I say that everything she does is just golden.

Between what I learned from her, and what I got from Lisa Gardner, I have a lot of confidence now that not only can I get THOE's synopsis in order and do the first three chapter re-writes, BUT that I can get a proposal package for one of the romantic comedies in shape as well. In fact, I'm almost itchin' to get started on it. The keyword there: Almost.

I'm draggin' butt today. Stayed up wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too late yakkin' on the phone to the JAPpist of JAPS, my darlin' buddy eliana. She and I hadn't talked much lately and had TONS of stuff to catch up on. Stayed on the phone with her until 1am, then got to get up at 6am to get ready for Kenner Classes! Living 1.5 hours from the rest of them sure sucks dead donkey sometimes. (sigh) But it was well worth it, as you can tell from my above excitement. (Okay, I'm so freakin' tired, I typed that as "excitedness" at first and though: Uhh...THAT doesn't sound right.) In the wise mono-syllabic wisdom of the above mentioned eliana: Oy.

Chris and I flapped our gums with Nic and I ran by her my idea of the newest book that I finished the completed chapter of the other day. Shari (other CP!) and Chris weren't too hyped about it, but Nic thought it was a RIOT. Maybe I should put the premise on here and see what the feedback is. Chris is concerned that it'll only really strike a cord with RWA Romance Writers, but I think any work that's well done will convey the tone (and in this case..humor) regardless of one's familiarity of the topic. I mean, I've never been in a beauty pagent but I totally loved the original Ms. Congeniality. See what I mean? Hmm. We'll see.

The ever fabulous Olga just sent an email about someone wanting a screenplay for a romantic comedy, and the super-sweet chicka with the way cool accent actually thought of me! How nice is that?! Problem is, of the 5 romantic comedies I have floating around out there, none are complete! I guess it's time for me to stop talking about the books and actually CREATE the books! (JBM aka CF ~control freak~ would like that, with the blasted timesheets and crap. Ugh.) There are only five weeks left of school, and I have no idea whether to be scared shytless of having ALL FOUR KIDS home all the time, or if I should be hyped up. With Shandie, the eldest, home to help out with the heathenistic toddlers, that would provide me opportunity to get some really good, strong hours of writing in during the day. (JBM the CF would like that!) It does cause this little tickle of anticipation to spread through me...oh wait., that's the heroine on the verge of explosive orgasmic bliss, not me. My bad.

Until next time, my freaky darlings.


Nic said...

Yes, put the premise up here b/c there are a log of non-writers who would love to whack a Mary Kay, uh I mean Margaret Ray, lady. LOL. Better, yet, send it my way so I can laugh my a$$ off over it. I thought it was a brilliantly inspired story, especially after National last year. Really, I love romantic comedy stories about romance writers, it secretly thrills me to see them have the same issues as I do. Or maybe it's just me that has those issues and I'm just projecting my life onto a fictional character.

You looked fabulous today all dressed in red. I think it's your signature color. :) It was really great seeing you and Chris today since I've been AWOL from the monthly meetings for several months until this past one. Glad you got home ok. Can I just say again...I'm addicted!

Nic said...

BTW, you might want to check Olga's link in your blog. you don't have a "." before the "com" and it takes you to an error page.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Thanks for pointing that out! I hate when that happens :)

And feed that addiction, baby! I love having you here, and it's made me get to know you so much better and I feel so much closer to you now. Oh ugh...cheesy/corny mode OFF! ~wink~

I'll email "Beauty Done Dead" here in a bit. I can't decide on that name, or "To Kill a Beauty Consultant". Whatcha think? Anyway, I haven't re-read it since the night I wrote the 20-page chapter, so I'd like to look at it one more time first. AND, it's written in first person, which is a new thing for me, but as I wrote it, it just felt natural that way and so WRONG in 3rd.

AND *UPDATE* I did get an email back of the lady wanting a synopsis of one of my RCs for possible film rights. Oh. My. God. Too bad I don't have it done yet!!! I'll go and set with paper and see what comes to mind. It may be right idea but wrong time if I can't whip something up in time. ~grr~

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Oh and thanks for the comments on the color red. I kind of have issues since I have this horrid crap on my face and I feel that the red of clothes brings out the redness of my face. I've been picking up a few pieces in turquoise lately. AND, if you can even believe it, RED and turquoise together!!! I don't have a signature color. Maybe I could pull a Legally Blonde Elle and get me one like she does pink. Whatcha think? ~blonde little giggle of an airhead inserted here...blondes, I'm kidding, so don't get all pissy!~ *grin*

Nic said...

Hey, red and turquoise are better than "blush and bashful". There's some EASY movie trivia for you about signature colors.

I agree. I feel like I have really gotten to know you through your blog and I feel a definite kinship there. Cheesy and corny are good only if you're referring to Cheetos and Fritos. LOL.

You notice I referenced you in one of my blogs? You may not be sentimental, but you sure do feel deep and that is really cool. I need to sooooo update mine since it's been about a week from the last one I did.

Nic said...

Oh, I still love that outfit you wore to the monthly meeting. The turquoise really brought out the brilliant sparkle of your eyes. No, I'm not hitting on you, I so do not swing that way. It's really bad when you're in a lesbian bar (long story short - went with a friend and her hubby to see her massage therapy teacher sing the night my friend graduated from MT school in Dallas) with some friends and one of the lesbians at the table tells you that you're far too straight to ever be gay. ROFL! Actually, I guess that is a good thing. Anyway, yes, turquoise is your other signature color.

The redness in your cheeks does not show up more prominantly when you wear red. I have a very mild case of rosacia that you only see when I over exert myself excercising or exfoliate too much. When that happens, it's a real b!tc# to put toner on there. Stings like a mama's backhand.

Nic said...

Hey, check out your link on my blog. HEE!

Olga said...

Brenda, congrats with getting the request. Grab it and send her the synopsis. You've got enough talent to make it work.
And thank you, thank you, thank you so much for nice words about me. You've made my day. And did I thank you? Not enough!

Olga said...

And I used to have my style and signature colors when I used to work (pink wasn't among them). Turquoise was (you can judge by my blog). As for red, it goes greatly with black and white. Very classy.

Nic said...

Q: What's black and white and red all over?
A: Brenda's wardrobe.

Sorry, couldn't resist when I read the above line!

I agree with Olga, send that stuff in!

Louise said...

Well I finally made it here! This is the REAL "d". I don't know who the other D is, but fuck'em, right!?!

I've got my own blog site now and I expect you to visit once in awhile, Brenda G. *stern look* (You can find me at roachfamilyjewels *grin*)

I hope you're hangin in there, hon. I think about you all often.

Give my love to Brian and the kidlets!

Love ya!