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Am I Nuts?

I am actually seriously considering trying to pitch Quantum Redshift to Image.

Is anybody going to stop me?

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pinkmossrose
Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
I love Rose! She seems so cute! ^_^ I like the story that she is a comic book girl.The only thing I am iffy about is the name Quantum Redshift. So, all in all my opinion is very good!
sinetimore
Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
The thing you are iffy about? You actually picked up on an important plot point.

She doesn't choose the name Quantum Redshift, it's just how everyone instantly refers to her in her comic book hero identity. So where did it come from and how does everyone know it?

* sings * I am a master of suspense!
pinkmossrose
Dec. 22nd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Ok, you are the master of supsense. *hands you the title* I didn't know it was an important plot point. I still really like it the whole story as you prsented it to me! So, when do I see more? ^_^
sinetimore
Dec. 22nd, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Another Rambling Post About The Art Of Writing
I'm glad you DIDN'T realize it was an important plot point. Here's the thing -- I'm trying to keep the big reveal, which is where Rose's powers came from and the threat she has to face, a surprise. At the same time, I have to have the world operate as it is supposed to. And that means keeping the clues subtle. When the reveal hits, I want readers to go, "Ah, yeah! That makes sense! I understand that!" and not, "Wait...what?"

One of my favorite movies is The Sixth Sense. The ending blew me away. Bruce Willis' character mirrored my reactions, not only when the reveal hit ("Nah. That can't be it. No way.") but as details from the movie started coming back ("But what about... oh... okay....") to inevitable acceptance ("...what else could it be? That's it."). I can watch the movie again and again because everything was right there in front of me, and I just never put it together.

A lot of plot twists nowadays are just nonsense, meant to keep everyone off guard instead of following logic. The first Basic Instinct literally could have ended either way, with Sharon Stone innocent or guilty, because there was nothing that really said what she was one way or the other except for the movie's resolution.

So basically, I'm trying to sneak up on the readers. So that when the big reveal hits in #3, they go, "So THAT'S what's going on! Wait...how can Rose fight against THAT?!?" So it's actually a good thing you didn't realize that was a plot point. It means I'm doing my job as a writer correctly.

When do you see more? I'm thinking of spending some time pitching it to publishers. If they say no, I will self-publish it, which was the plan all along. So more is coming, just sit tight. I'm hoping I make it into comic stores with this one, know what I mean?
pinkmossrose
Dec. 22nd, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Another Rambling Post About The Art Of Writing
I am glad that I am supposed to miss the point until you want me to realize it.

I liked the Sixth Sense what I do remember most is the ending, and I understand what you mean by that.

I have never seen Basic Instinct. So, I will take your word for it.^_^

This will be short, because someone else in my family wants the computer for solitaire...my Dad. I hope you do get it published!^_^

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