Alrik Today as I was walking my dogs, I could definitely feel the wind!!! The weather has been pretty wild out here. Today is my day off, and tomorrow it's back to the city...and work. I love printing out stories on here and reading them on the bus on the way to the city. I can just leisurely read and the time goes by so fast! Hi Keeper of Swords!!! **Points anxiously to the Before the Saga thread!!!<------....your heroes are in jeopardy over there!!!** Must keep you out of DWB!!! Walking your dog at night sounds wonderful. I used to do that when I lived closer to the city and everything was more peaceful and you could see the stars. Great time for inspiration. That's actually how I got my name. I used to write Haiku's at night as I walked with my dog. The Full Moon: Glowing sphere above Honoring the evening sky Tangled in the trees I've got so many of these things scattered around the house... I agree with you about re-reading your work to get you at the right pace and not repeat things. I agree too about movies inspiring you. That's one of the great things about fan fiction is you have inspiration with the movies. I know you do a lot of original characters and I think that it does help to imagine a real life actor to help mete out their actions. I find saber fighting to be really hard to do and also fight scenes. Part of it is envisioning the fight so that it can be seen clearly by the readers. You mentioned the fight between Dooku and Obi-Wan and how it seemed false because his saber didn't cut all the way through. You're right in sci-fi, it just doesn't come out like we'd think if we were writing about a weapon here. I want to make it as realistic as possible and I find that difficult. Diane Thanks for stopping by! I think I'm going to start using this thread to nag people **Points anxiously to the SAGA thread!!!...---->*** I agree with you about wanting to re-edit and re-edit and re-edit everytime I re-read my work. It can get out of hand. I know what you mean by working off a set outline and getting blase about it. I'm not sure what to do about that yet. Because we DO know what is going to happen, how do we keep the magic alive? I also agree with you about the lightsaber scenes in SW. The sounds and special effects in the dual with Luke and Vader were spectacular.