Once again, my productivity levels go up when I’m supposed to be doing something else.
This time it was V’s hockey practice. While my incredible child was working on stopping shots in goal, I sat in the stands with pen and paper, determined to get through the latest bout of writer’s block.
I think I’m on my way.
I managed to come up with an exciting end to a scene that originally seemed kind of boring. I came up with a better way to introduce the infamous bounty hunter much earlier in the story; this also necessitates and hastens the inevitable rewriting of Act One. Which is okay.
But I worry the focus on the main character is being drawn away by the ever-developing subplots. Granted, some of the short scenes I was coming up with are very, very short, but it’s really important that the reader/viewer is always thinking “Will Lucy succeed?”, and especially when she’s NOT in the scene. (Case in point: I think there’s one or two scenes in Back to the Future WITHOUT Marty McFly.)
So for now, I keep plugging away. I’m hoping to get to the midpoint by the end of the year. There are a few weekend shifts as part of that, so that will definitely help.
-A very big thanks to everybody who took a look at this blog over the past few days. I had a whopping 19 (most ever!) people visit on Wednesday, and that’s a lot. I hope you’re getting as much enjoyment out of reading this as I do in writing it.
And as always, comments and questions are highly encouraged.
-I haven’t had a chance to start reading my Black List scripts yet. That may fall under that weekend category as well. Either GANGSTER SQUAD or THE 13TH MAN will be first.
-While work on LUCY is chugging along (ooh, a train reference!), I keep forgetting I have these great notes on DREAMSHIP from the fine folks at www.scriptquack.com (highly recommended, but I don’t think they’ve put up my testimonial yet). I’d really like to enter it in next year’s Nicholl, so I gotta get my ass in gear and get to work. Looks like I may have to go the Stephen King route and work on each one on alternating days.
That’s right. This never ends.