Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Couple

I am a romantic, I swear! But I just can’t get into this Royal Wedding stuff.
Okay, moving it right along!  I like my own royal couple I am writing better anyway. That is the multi-millionaire, gorgeous and sexy, rapper/singer/model/actor, businessman Isaac Curtis, better known as Icee and the businesswoman/model Kitrina Kelly (know known as Kitty).   Can’t relate to those Londoners and tiaras and crowns and Dukes and Dutchesses?  Icee and Kitty are mid-westerners who came from nothing to be one of the Hottest Hollywood Couples (think Jay and Bey).
And their romance is a whirlwind that travels the globe.  Their love is undying. It’s my fairy tale that us little girls dream of.  Meeting our Prince Charming and having a relationship that stands the test of time.
Yes, I love the sappy, sweet romance stories, but this is so much more than that.  It’s about the music. It’s about the entertainment industry. It’s about an ex-playboy meeting his match, officially “killing the playa.”  It’s about those six sexy sisters every man desires (well, more on them in the next book). It’s about a happy ending.
Okay, this is FICTION.  I can make my peeps PERFECT (although I give them slight flaws).  The theme of this romance is that, you may not be perfect, but be perfect for the one you are with.  Icee constantly comments to Kitty how perfect she is, and Kitty comes back with, “No I’m not, I have this issue and this issue…”
“But it’s not about that babe,” Icee says.  “You’re perfect for me. Inside and out, you are an incredible person, that’s what is perfect about you. Flaws and all.”
Okay, I may have reworded my actual dialogue, but I know Icee’s voice, and I know his heart.  Imagine being a hot, RICH superstar? Don’t you think he has a parade of hot women dying for his attention?  But none of them get to know him.  All they see is “Icee” not the man named “Isaac Curtis” (the premise of his solo album).
I just can’t get enough of Kitty and Icee, and I hope my readers will feel the same way about this royal couple.   

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Everything About You/My Heart, My Soul, My Everything

These are the titles I can't decide on for the Kitty/Icee love story.  (And as I type this, it is constantly changing between the two)

Whichever one I chose would be the name of the song Icee wrote for Kitty while they were dating.  I suck at titles, I know.  But then, this is the novel I had NO intentions of ever seeing the light of day. Now I feel differently. Only because I believe Six Sexy A$$ Sisters needs to see the light of day, and for that to happen, first Kitty story needs to be told.

The SSAS series as I envision it, will go back and forth in the the past and future. Weird I know, but there's a method to the madness.  I am writing it this way, but the reader can read it anyway they so choose, but I think the order I write it is most effective.

First we learn about Kitty and how she meets and marries Icee, and follow her as she becomes a successful businesswoman.  This is were we meet her sisters.  Some of them barely have more than three lines, but the last few chapters is when I got the idea that I was not done with these sisters.

Six Sexy A$$ Sisters was born!  This title actually came about when Icee declared that after hiring Kitty and Kryssy for K-Style Fashions and then signing on Tenille to record an album, he wanted to work with all the "six sexy ass sisters." Kitty ran with that idea and the sisters promoted K-Style clothing line by modeling in several ads.  In Six Sexy A$$ Sisters, all the sisters are equally represented as they jet-set around the world living the fab life of celebrities.  Also, there's a stalker on the loose.

So what's next for those Kelly girls? Do we go forward or back to the past? Both!

I'm choosing baby Sister Nola Kelly as one of the next novels.  Since she is only 21 now, and has not had much of a past, her story will take place right after SSAS ends.  But it will not just focus on her as a main character. It will also be about her boy friend Tone and her half brother.

And also I choose Big Sister Sarena Kelly for some back story, her love story with Victor.  It's pretty much been told in SSAS, but this novel will flesh it out more, see what it is about Victor that has all the Kelly girls in love with him.  PLUS, Sarena has a bad ass past! She's not called two-gun toting hot momma for nothing!  Look for lots of action in this one, that's all I'm saying.

I don't know which sis is after these two. Who are will be left is: Kryssy, Tenille and Ashley.  Oh you better believe they will all get a story too!

Right now, I am editing "Everything About You" or is it "My Heart, My Soul, My Everything."  It's a crucial title because of when Icee writes the song for Kitty.  Tough decision!  I'll add bits and pieces of the story as I work.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Script fizzle...

That's about the extent of my Script Frenzy experience. I have not "officially" thrown in the towel, but if I make it to 100 pages it will be a miracle. 

I have the story idea in my head, it just is not flowing like I want it to.  Very complicated!  I see why writers say some of their work takes years to write.  THIS may be one of those.  I thought this was not me. I thought I could come up with the idea, the story lines and just write it!!  I have written screenplays over weekends before, so why not this time?

Well, my mind is stuck on ALL these unfinished novels I have.  When I say unfinished, I mean not edited yet.  Seriously, I'm tired of saying I coulda woulda shoulda and say I DID!  And so, I will stick with finishing Monday's Revenge (the action screenplay), then it will be all about finishing the Six Sexy Ass Sisters series.

I SO LOVE THEM!!  Reminds me of the Braxton sisters.   Can you imagine having 5-6 sisters?  Think of the dynamics of it?  Think of your group of friends and if you were all sisters?  Crazy fun times! 

So in the next few weeks, more blogs about my fave characters ever!  I think I finally came up with a title for the first in the series, the Kitty/Icee story.  More on that later.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Remember when I said I would write FOUR screenplays for script frenzy? What the HECK was I on!

While I LOVED all four of my ideas, I just do not have the time this month.  So I focused all my energy on finishing one great one: Monday's Revenge

This screenplay I am loving.  Ask me what it is about and I'll shrug.  It started off about a female assassin.  Meh! Not so much so now.  I mean, she kills people, but for money, no, for REVENGE.  It's so complicated, I can't even understand exactly!  I'm just letting her tell the story and then I will go back in and make it make sense.

When I thought of this idea over 10 years ago, it wasn't anything like this.  It has evolved.  Some things have stayed the same.  she kills, she's good at it, that's pretty much stayed the same.

I'm a little behind in page count (because I can't count pages I wrote from the other script I was working on) but I will catch up.  Also, I will post a few more details also...I mean, when it's more clear to me.

45 pages down, 55 more to go!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What exactly is a RomCom?

I mean, I know what it is, but really, what make it so different from a Comedy or straight up Romance?

What are some of the greatest romantic comedy movies?

Here's a top 10 list I found:
1. Love Actually
2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
3. When Harry Met Sally (which would be my #1)
4. There's Something About Mary
5. Meet the Parents
6. As Good As It Gets
7. The Wedding Singer
8. My Best Friend's Wedding
9. A Life Less Ordinary
10. Four Weddings and a Funeral

A couple of things I noticed here.  One, I had not seen more than half of these. Two, how many have wedding in them!  Geesh!

Mine's unlike any of these.  Well, that's a lie.  Girl meets Boy, and at first Girl does not like Boy, and Boy does not like Girl, but then magically Boy and Girl like each other, and now doing crazy things to be together....or something like that.  What makes it different is the characters. The oddball situations they will be in.  My voice is different than any other writer out there. I mean, I would hope so!

I have not written that many pages. I'm actually writing two simultaneously, the RomCom and the Action. I would say the Action is intriguing me though, but I got stuck bad today. I just skipped a few scenes and went to some action. I'll fill in the blanks later.

Day 6 Script Frenzy Total pages: 14 (I know, that sucks right!)