I’ve now completed three scripts. Each one is entirely different, both in class and genre. I have a TV pilot, a feature and a flash short script. I am really proud of myself for completing the first draft (post editing, too) of the feature. It’s exactly 120 pages, which is what they recommend for feature script length. Again, I kind of surprise myself when I actually complete a script without any real outline, most of the planning in my head, and at the length I aim for. The stories keep to their individual track as I write them. I add the acts later on but each scene plays out how I picture them, even when I add things as I go.
Enough gloating. :) I submitted it to the Final Draft writing competition. This contest is different from your average writing competition. The Final Draft sends you notes within a week or so of submitting and you get a certain amount of time (a good amount too) to make revisions and resubmit to stay a part of the contest. With this, I hope to perfect it even more. I have a hard time reading my own work from the get go and seeing issues, like most writers I know, so paying for the notes as well as the entry fee really is beneficial to me.
This week and the last has been full of different doctors and school appointments for myself and my son, Korben, whom was just diagnosed on the Autism spectrum last week. We are hitting the ground running with different therapies and special education preschool for him. This morning was his first speech therapy since he turned three. I’m excited for him. This next month I have physical therapy and a possible surgery coming up but I hope that’s all over and done with by the time March rolls around, when the family goes to Florida. Yay!
That’s really all today. I just started writing a spec script for Arrow and I think this will be my biggest challenge yet. I completed three pages yesterday and hope to squeeze in some writing time tonight. Wish me luck!