A day early, I got 6 pages of notes from The Final Draft script competition. I submitted my first draft of my first Feature screenplay. I KNEW when I submitted it, that it wasn’t even close to being a winner. I went into this competition to get the notes, really. So, these notes are for Across the Veil and they are pretty much what I expected. They are about 30% positive and 70% constructive changes and advice for improvement. What makes me really excited about these notes is this:
The action was the HARDEST part in the writing of this script. For those who have’t written a script, there is a LOT less detail than in novel writing. That said, you don’t want to omit TOO much detail, either. So to say that writing the action scenes mentioned above on pages 86-89 are well written is a HUGE proud moment. I now have a good personal example to base my future action writing on. Woot!
The love the male main character has developed came natural and I’m proud it wasn’t lost or shorted.
And the last one noted at the bottom was emotional for me, so I am super happy to learn that the reader found it so as well.
The changes I will be making using the notes in the next couple days I completly agree with. There are one or two suggestions of which I will not be making changes to. However, I feel that with some of the already mentioned changes I WILL make, will solve the issues there. I feel like I’m about halfway through the editing process already. Most of the revisions will coincide with one another so they wont be too time consuming.
Wish me luck! And share what projects you’re editing and how long you’ve been working on it.