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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fin...For Now

I just finished a rewrite of Where Are You Seventeen? and it feels...okay. I mean, yes, it's very rewarding to finish something but there is that nagging feeling that it's never really done. So here is the ??? draft of this screenplay. I hesitate to put a number on it at this point because in a lot of ways it seems that the drafts before were really just one big messy draft. If anything, this could be considered a second draft. I had structure issues with the last one and that was the goal of this draft, to make it an actual screenplay not a collection of scenes. So mission accomplished. A lean 109 pages.

Now the real work begins. I'm going to let this draft sit for a little while so I can go into the next one with some perspective and freshness. It's going to need it. I know there are problems. Holes that need to be filled. Scenes that need work for it to make sense to someone other than myself. Maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself and just accept this small victory on the screenwriting battlefield. For now I will celebrate...progress bar full!


Anonymous David Anaxagoras said...

Absolutely celebrate! You deserve it. Warms my heart to see a full progress bar. The bar sat empty for a while, but you really burned it up the last few weeks. Congrats, man.

9:32 PM  
Blogger William said...

Thanks, bro. Yeah, I'm going crazy here with my one Stella Artois and two pieces of chocolate. I'm a nut. Feels good though. Just trying to keep the momentum going by taking the downtime to read a couple of books, work on some notes for another screenplay, think about the next rewrite, then dig back in.

10:00 PM  

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