Tuesday, April 26, 2011

An Ode to Nathan Fillion

When first our eyes did meet
Your attitude was huffy
You were oh so far from sweet
Working for The First to kill my Buffy

Then oh Captain, my Captain of Serenity
An honest thief with heart of gold
But viewers were fickle-y
Or so the story's told

Now a writer of mystery
Solving murders in a flash
I've never seen such chemistry
You and Beckett were meant to last

I recently finished season one of Castle on DVD. I should have started watching it when it began, but I'm so hesitant to get into new TV shows--the ones I fall for always seem to get cancelled about 8 episodes in and it breaks my heart. I am in LOVE with this show. Fillion is genius. BRILLY I SAY! The banter! The wit! The faces! 

There was a short film in the bonus features of the DVD. Most of it was just silly, but one point stuck with me. When writers are blocked, it could stem from the need for perfection

WHAT? Why didn't I think of that before?! That's SO my problem. I'm paranoid of the first draft. But it's not supposed to be perfect, it's a DRAFT for a reason. Get it WRITTEN. Share it with your critique buddies so they can inspire you and sing praises about what a great idea you have. They can point out flaws they see early on so you don't spend too much time writing down the wrong story path. The perfection can come later. 

To my critique gals, Kim and Kristi, and a special shout to newbie Heather, a BIG thank you for the encouragement, suggestions, "what were you thinking here?"s, and for pushing me through my struggles of self-doubt. I can only hope I'm as big of help to y'all as you are to me :)   


  1. hey do you have a new blog header?
    Also have you watched Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long blog? Because if you haven't, you need to rectify that IMMEDIATELY

  2. I love Castle so much they better not cancel it I might just have to go postal on ABC lol. I watched him on buffy too and he also played on one life to live soap that my mom watched when I was a kid. He is so cute ;)

  3. GREAT poem!
    I haven't watched Castle yet, but whenever I see the previews I chuckle. It looks really cute!

  4. YAY! And I love the new look of your blog. It is seriously cute!!

  5. Castle is sucha great show. I like the relationship between the two. Great poem

  6. critters are so great, and he's so cute. Best of luck to you Kristin! :o)

  7. Love your ode!! I haven't watched Castle yet but I've been hearing great things about it. Guess I'll have to order it on Netflix.

    I am right there with you on the perfectionist thing; I let it paralyze me. It's such a killer. I've gotta learn to let that go.
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  8. Your blog is so pretty! I haven't watched it, but I'm very tempted to now...

  9. Awh, I am happy to help. Always!