Taking on this rewrite has made me done something I haven’t done in quite a long time.
I am really approaching this with the intent of almost completely starting over from scratch. The last time something even got near this level of difficulty was when I went through the Chinese restaurant script page-by-page with my then-manager. But even then the suggestions were “make this funnier” or “tighten this up”.
Using my ScriptQuack notes as a starting point, I’m writing down what scenes I have from a previous draft of DREAMSHIP and changing each one as necessary. Surprisingly, making those changes may not be as daunting a task as I originally thought. Still challenging, though.
Hoping to have a more solid first act by week’s end, then once again into the abyss of Act Two.
I have doubts about having a draft I’m satisfied with by the Nicholl deadline, but I’d rather take my time and make this as perfect as possible than rush through it and send in something not good enough.