Halfway. A Third Done.
April 15th, and Script Frenzy is half empty. Me, I like to think of it as: “ARGH! Two Weeks!? Twooo Weeeeks!?”
Now, first off, let me just correct a common mistake made by quite a few people I know. I didn’t quit Script Frenzy, I quit Cheap Cyborg, and in its place, I’m writing… a drama… comedy… I don’t know.
Shit. I have no idea what it is. I’m on page 35, and it’s still up in the air. But then, I’m writing from the loosest of outlines and pretty much making it up as I go along. Laying the tracks for the train just in front of it.
Luckily the train is slow as molasses.
The upside is, I’ve found myself to be not entirely incompetent at writing dialog. Once my characters start talkin’, they just won’t shut the hell up.
The downside is, once my characters start talkin’, they just won’t shut the hell up! It’s making my scenes rather long, which of course rakes up the page count, which is good for Script Frenzy. But it has undoubtedly put a dent in my plan to win an oscar for this particular screenplay.
But yeah, as expected, I’ve wanted to throw in the towel many times. And to be honest, I have no illusion of making 100 pages for April 30th. This month has turned out to be one of the most booked I’ve ever had. And in the good way.
If I didn’t have a script to write.
But that’s alright; I remember what it was like, as a kid, to try something and fail miserably at it.
You get up, and you try again.
Take a break.
It’ll take years before something worthwhile leaves these fingers, just as with everything else I’ve ever tried.
The key is to be naive and not know that that is the case.
Luckily being naive is my speciality.