Castle: Setting the Standards Even Higher for Aspiring Writers

Published Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:03 PM
If you're not familiar with the new television show Castle and you don't have a ten o'clock bed time, you might want to tune your TV to ABC next monday night at 10 (EST) and check out the awesomeness. It's yet another crime procedural, something I'm normally not interested in in the slightest, but this one appeals to me in two ways. First of all, it stars Nathan Fillion who for geeks is the coolest thing since William Shatner as he gave life to Firefly and Serenity's Malcolm Reynolds. Second, it's about a writer. The premise is Fillion's character, Richard Castle is a famous mystery novelist who, seeking inspiration for his next book series, is shadowing/helping an NYC detective, Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic).

It's worth watching and I've become a fan but unfortunately Castle has raised the bar to unreachable heights. It's no longer enough that all my dreams come true and I become the author of best selling books. Now I have to fight crime at the same time. It was bad enough with guys like Jack London running off to Alaska and getting mixed up with oyster pirates while being a successful writer but Castle juggles girl-chasing, book-promoting, writing, crime fighting while raising a daughter by himself! Plus he really is ruggedly handsome. DAMN YOU CASTLE!

Until next time, I'm Eric and I'm something or other.

48 days to deadline, 18 chapters complete.
by DMI
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