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 :)