Shannon Stacey

A scene from DG4

I’m choreographing an action scene from DG4 today. Last time I broke out the Legos to choreograph a scene, I was going to share, but the scene was built on my desk and you could read my bank statements in the picture. I deleted it.

Sadly, now that school is back in session, most of the Legos have gone back upstairs, leaving me with the left-behinds—a mish-mash bucket of miscellaneous pieces. Because I’m too lazy to go upstairs, I was forced to throw together a makeshift scene. It might help if I introduce the characters.

In the role of Jack Donovan:

I promise he wears neither orange overalls nor a sideways baseball cap in the book. (Actually, I’m praying like hell my subconscious doesn’t latch onto this in any way.)

In the role of Isabella Arceneaux:

So she’s a little cranky. No doubt because, while running for her life, she missed an appointment at the salon and is a little behind on her personal grooming.

And…in the role of the Bad Guy:

Yeah, that would be Patrick Starr. In a gold-trimmed, purple, v-neck sweater. In the actual scene, he’s not carrying a bazooka, by the way. I had a choice between the bazooka or Harry Potter’s wand, and the wand just wasn’t gritty enough.

The scene:

Isabella is trying to escape through the window of a building at the end of a dead-end alleyway.

The Bad Guy, hiding behind a large van (which is not a Transformer in the book, btw), has her in his laser sights!

Oh noes!

Jack, running into the alley, sees the red dot on Isabella’s back, but doesn’t have a shot at Bad Guy. He’s blocked by the non-Transforming van.

Oh noes!

Whatever will he do?

I would share more but, as you can see, I’m working very hard today and must get back to it.

5 comments to “A scene from DG4”

  1. Charlene
      · October 1st, 2009 at 11:36 am · Link

    You have the best toys, er, research tools. :lol: Now, go deliver DG4 because I want to read it.

  2. Melissa
      · October 1st, 2009 at 12:54 pm · Link

    :clap: That was great, Shannon!! But now I have this fear of when I read DG4, I won’t be able to banish the image of Isabella’s goatee!! :lmao:

  3. Jaci Burton
      · October 1st, 2009 at 2:14 pm · Link

    My action scenes would be so much better if I had Legos.

    Can’t wait to justify that purchase to my accountant.

  4. Lisa J
      · October 1st, 2009 at 2:43 pm · Link

    It’s wonderful to see how an author works.

  5. Bridget
      · December 4th, 2010 at 2:32 am · Link

    Thanks, I needed to laugh my ass off!

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