A few undotted i’s and uncrossed t’s

Jeez, the end is pretty far away, ain't it?

My writing time has been severely limited the past few days, what with the school year starting, working extra hours, and reading and commenting on a few scripts.  But that changed today.

What originally started as hoping to fine-tune the 3rd Act turned into a slight overhaul of the entire story.  Scenes which had been giving me trouble before have been handled; there are still some left, but nowhere nearly many as before.  All that remains now is wrapping up several subplots at the end.

My biggest decision now: whether or not to have the antagonist make one final appearance.  Would it be appropriate, or would it drag things out?  I’d rather have it be more like the blonde terrorist at the end of DIE HARD and less like the forty-two endings of RETURN OF THE KING.  Maybe I’ll try each scenario and see which is a better fit.

-I was originally planning to catch a matinee of COWBOYS & ALIENS this week, but my schedule won’t allow for it.  Maybe next week, but it seems more and more inevitable to be caught on Netflix.  Unless you can convince me otherwise…

2 thoughts on “A few undotted i’s and uncrossed t’s

  1. Is this Lucy, or something else?

    Also, the reappearance of the blonde terrorist at the end of Die Hard was a way to give closure to the cop’s story, since he had mistakenly shot a kid years ago and had issues with using his weapon. So, if you have the antagonist pop back up, my feeling is it should be for a specific purpose, not just for an “Uh oh! He’s back!” kind of moment.

    Of course, I say that without knowing much more than you’ve said here. If you want an extra pair of eyes, I’m game.

  2. Ditto what Brad said. If there isn’t a reason, kill him off appropriately. “Return of the King” had 42 endings? Heck, I fell asleep, so I don’t remember how it ended.

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