Next week I begin revising–yet again–my Regency-set historical. I don’t dread slashing my words, I’m really very cavalier in relation to my creations (son aside; I’m not as cavalier about his welfare), but I do feel at sea about how exactly to begin. Because the story as I’ve told it is as I wanted to tell it, but it seems it doesn’t work for all people. So I have to figure out how to make it more universally compelling, and that is a task, indeed.
But that’s boring writer stuff. In non-boring writer stuff, I am very excited to see two upcoming HUGE films: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the English language version) and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I read both books in anticipation of the films, and from their respective trailers, it looks like both rock the house.
The cast for TTSS is phenomenal: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy (swoon), Mark Strong, and Toby Jones. How can it be bad? No, wait, it could be. But advance word from the UK, where it’s already playing, says it’s not.
I like the fall since the summer blockbuster films have all run their course, and we can get down with some more substantive movies.
So inbetween sweating character motivation and such, I’m going to be heading to the movie theater. Happy October!