Name:  Draft one of “The Bureau of Lost Films.”

Age:  1 week–162 pages

Cause of Death:  Boring, over-complex plot with too many arcs to support over too slight a story and an ambitious visual sense that was too difficult to convey in words.  Mostly f’ed-up because I couldn’t get decide between hard-boiled action and a sense of whimsy.  It was one of too much or the other.   I like the notions–but didn’t love them.

Solution:  New ideas–new notions–different lead character–all out science-fiction version with time-traveling, world-saving, and subtext be damned!  Time for balls-to-the-walls mayhem and taking off the reins!