Where things stand as of right now.
In a last ditch effort to save the novel, I’ve decided to shoehorn my personal experiences with the late Annie Shapiro into the narrative. I don’t know how successful I’m going to be in the first draft making this something that doesn’t make people groan, but we’ll see. I had to do something to make the concept accessible and throwing my relationship with Ms. Shapiro into the mix seemed the best way to do it.
I’ve also decided for kicks to loosely based the female romantic lead on a mixture of Ms. Shapiro and fashion icon Alexa Chung. It’s my story, I can do whatever the fuck I want do with it. Anyway, we’ll see how successful all of this is. I, for once, have hope.
I noticed someone from D.C. of all places looked my Website, specifically my recent post mentioning Alexa Chung’s name in the title. Really? That’s just sad. Give it a break, guys. I’m harmless and you’re pretty paranoid, who ever you are. Please watch this video to allay whatever fears you may have about me.
I’m in the song lyric writing mood and so in my struggle to find song titles, I’ve found myself watching YouTube videos of Alexa Chung, hoping she’ll say something witty and pithy that would fit the bill. Several years ago I was in a weird state of mind and got a little obsessed with Alexa Chung and wrote a lot about her online, thinking I was writing in an obscure enough corner of the Web that no one would care or notice.
Boy, was I wrong.
But, anyway, I’m in no danger of that happening again for no other reason than while I find Ms. Chung gorgeous and witty, I can now look at her with clearer eyes and realize that she’s kind of vapid. And it’s quite obvious that if fate were through, some extraordinary set of circumstances, put her in any proximity to me, she would likely sick her security detail on me or walk as far the fuck away from me as possible.
She’s just not very relatable, at least to me.
At this point, like I said, her wit is the source of potential song titles. So, if you’re part of her social media team and you are reading this because I put her name in the title — chill the fuck out, people.
That’s it. That’s all that’s going on.
I have to be really careful about this, but I guess I just have some stuff I want to get off my chest and so I can’t help myself. If I get the sense anyone is getting the wrong idea from these videos, I will delete them. That would be ironic, of course, since all I do is talk about how much I am nervous that _any_ talking about a celebrity online will be taken the wrong way. But in this specific instance, I couldn’t help myself.
In my effort to flesh out this screenplay concept I dwelling on, I am struggling to think up different ways to make the story longer. One of the ways I think I could maybe make the story longer and interesting to boot would be something like this: people from our Hero’s background pop up and cause trouble. Mid-way through the story, someone like Alexa Chung pops up after she learns our Hero had, at one point, a huge celebrity crush on her.
At least, that’s the general concept. It’s interesting how quickly this story is flowing after ages and ages of it not flowing at all. But I need conflict, so this I keep thinking up the weirdest reasons why there might possibly be conflict given the construct of the scenario.
The scenario I’ve come up with is a doozy. Anyway. Whatever. It doesn’t matter unless I put the work in.