2015 Clarion West Write-a-Thon: Week Six Update

Current Project: “All the Dead Girls”
Current Project’s Alternative Title: “If We Survive The Night”
Current Pitch: The Last Final Girl meets Scream meets, uh, the last season of Lost?

Number of Killers: Multiple
Number of Angels: 1
Total Kill Count: 9

Song From Current Project Playlist: “Where is My Mind?” – Yoav, feat. Emily Browning

Goal Met: Sadly, I continue to fail. But I’m getting there!

This is the sixth and final week of the Write-a-Thon, which means next week we’ll go back to our regularly scheduled programming; in other words, no more updates on all my writing woes. I like to think you’ll be as thankful about this as I am. Now when I abruptly switch projects, no one will be the wiser!

I haven’t finished, “All the Dead Girls/If We Survive the Night,” yet and it may not happen this weekend, primarily because I have to work. But I don’t feel too bad about it because I’ve made pretty good progress on this first draft and I’m relatively sure I’ll be able to finish it next week. Which is exciting — I’m happy to have something new to play with, particularly something as fun as this. Slasher tropes are kind of where I live. A few of the tropes I’ve managed to reference thus far:

Danger Takes a Backseat
Death by Sex
Dangerous Windows
Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome
Sorting Algorithm of Morality

Honestly, that Sorting Algorithm of Morality is basically what this whole thing is about. This story is less about survivor girls and more about what kind of girls aren’t allowed to make it.

Your final, random line:

This is what Abby will be doing for — for forever. She will eat strawberries and confess and die.

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