Friday, May 11, 2012

Sherlock Holmes Idea and Novel Stuff

Mycroft: "Just once, can you two behave like grown ups?"

Watson: "We solves crimes, I blog about it, and he forgets his pants. I wouldn't hold out too much hope."

I just love that line.

Sherlock Holmes week is from July 30th to August 5th this year and the MX authors have been encouraged to come up with Sherlock Holmes awareness for that week.  I'm still working out the kinks and planning how to pull this off best, but I'm planning a Sherlock Holmes themed Jeopardy to take place that week.  It will take place Monday through Friday, with Friday being a competition between the four winners of Monday through Thursday.  I'm still deciding exactly what the prizes will be, but I'm even going to make up 'Sherlock Dollars' with the faces of different actors portraying Holmes on the front, and probably 221B Baker Street on the back.

I'm going to need 12 volunteers who would like to participate.  Possibly fifteen, if I have the final competition on the sixth day.  Anyone who would like to be considered, please note this entry with your name and let me know if we are friended on Facebook.  We'll need to be for this competition.

Jack of All Trades is going well.  I'm past the second murder, about to write about the inquest and John Pizer, and then I'm going back to Watson's point of view until the night of the double murder.  I'd thought I was only going to have Holmes narrate three segments in this novel, but I came up with a terrific idea that I'm going to use, which means that there may be four segments.  Though since this one is not primarily Holmes's project, I may take his narration out of the beginning, which means Holmes would narrate the part I came up with a few days ago, the discovery of who the Ripper is, and the very end.  The rest is narrated by Watson and Erik, as I've probably mentioned.  One thing I'm doing that I haven't before is showing notes from Watson's journal.  All his segments are always headed "From the Journal of John H. Watson, M.D." and that signifies that it's a printed version of his notes from said journal.  In this one, however, I include the notes that he's handwritten for some segments.

Well, so I don't give away too much about the book and its plot and exactly how much I'm screwing with everyone's favorite characters, I'll leave off here with a quote from the one and only Irene Adler.

Irene Adler: "Brainy's the new sexy."


Yes, it is...

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