Apparently not being able to work while AT work has its benefits. Or at least work on MY stuff.
V had a hockey game yesterday morning (which they won 6-0, including a killer performance by their amazing goalie), but there was a lot of downtime before the puck dropped, so I made the most of it by once again barreling my way through the latest part of LUCY’s Act Two.
Once I abandoned the Mormon wagon train idea, things really seemed to take off. I got our heroes into a new situation, while figuring out how to have everything work towards the latest plotpoint of the Page 45 twist.
And it worked. So much so that I was able to have more things happen BEYOND that, and I’ve even started working on a way to bring not only one bad guy, but BOTH into the situation, so everything culminates in a wonderfully big mash-up at the halfway point. Goosebumps, I tell ya!
Honestly, I’m really happy with the way things are progressing. Of course, I have no idea where I’ll be in the story, say, a week or two from now, or what will be happening in the story, but that’s the point of this outline. Figure out what works, what doesn’t, and what might.
I also keep reminding myself that there’s still a long way to go, but oh, what a hell of a journey it’s turning into.
Movie of the Moment: I took V and her best friend to see TANGLED yesterday. Really impressive, but I think the adults in the audience liked it more than the kids did. We don’t have issues with all that kissy-lovey stuff.
And I couldn’t help but look at it from the writer’s point of view. Some textbook stuff here and there, but the writer, Dan Fogelman, who’s written a few other Disney films, is well-known for being somebody who can really make you FEEL for the characters (at least according to Carson Reeves at Scriptshadow). I thought he did a great job.
And even better, V has no desire whatsoever to see the horrendous-looking YOGI BEAR. We’s raising that child right.