Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Writer's Joke

Loved this one. Found it at a fellow writer's blog:

How many screenwriters does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Ten.
1st draft. Hero changes light bulb.
2nd draft. Villain changes light bulb.
3rd draft. Hero stops villain from changing light bulb. Villain falls to death.
4th draft. Lose the light bulb.
5th draft. Light bulb back in. Fluorescent instead of tungsten.
6th draft. Villain breaks bulb, uses it to kill hero’s mentor.
7th draft. Fluorescent not working.Back to tungsten.
8th draft. Hero forces villain to eat light bulb.
9th draft. Hero laments loss of light bulb. Doesn’t change it.
10th draft. Hero changes light bulb.

1 comment:

Danette said...

It was great to hear back from you. My writing...well, I've been bitten by the bug, and once you are there is no going back. I'm on my fifth novel and not one published. I have submitted and have been rejected a hand full of times. Right now I have one waiting for the second review at a publishing house. Who knows, but I do have my fingers crossed. I wish I could say I can edit. I'm not very good at that end of the stick. I am opinionaided(and I can't spell without my spell check)though, so I can say where I like or not. I don't remember if you had taken the Orson Scott Card course when I met you or not, but I'm sure it was worth it. Love the book you referred me to of his, "Character's and viewpoints."
Now that school is back in session I should be getting back to finishing my work in progress. Vicious cycle for sure.