After spending more time worrying about whether or not I’d make progress with the LUCY outline, I managed to punch out a good portion of the first act over the past 2 days.
My mantra for the time being is ‘just keep going!’ What I have now is chock-full of action and excitement, and while it was supposed to end around page 17, it doesn’t. And I feel oddly fine with that.
Of course, the group may have something to say about that on Sunday, but that’s okay too. I doubt they’ll be too much in a snit about it, anyway.
As always, this is still a rough draft of the outline and will need a lot of work when it’s done, but it was a great feeling of excitement being able to write like this again. Thinking of a scenario, plotting it out, making it sure it’s logical and realistic, while also inserting the fantastic into it to make it cinematic.
Boiled down to one statement: It’s what I live for.
And tomorrow, I get to do it again.
The weird thing is as I make progress, the way the story is developing keeps changing. While I work on the story, I have to try and stay on track in terms of keeping it along what I want it to be. It feels like it would be too easy to let the events drive what happens, but I have to really make sure I stay in control. I hate when I don’t.
But as long as I know where it it I want to go, it should be fine.
Tomorrow – the push towards the end of Act One.
Movie of the Moment: not a movie, but a fantastic show from the BBC. SHERLOCK, the incredibly re-imagining (a word I hate) of Holmes and Watson in modern London, courtesy of Stephen Moffat (spelling?), who was also a big part of the relaunching of Doctor Who.
The writing is crisp, the acting is great. Overall, mind-blowingly great. It is such a pity that American writers can’t be this good. American TV would be an entirely different animal if they could. Thank God the British have such higher standards.
-As part of her birthday, I took V and a friend to see MEGAMIND. It was also well-done and a lot of fun. I also got to thinking about how kids movies today are so much better then when I was that age. All we had back then were crappy Disney movies. At least until STAR WARS came along.
Then it all changed.