The good news is I may have stumbled onto a great new angle for DREAMSHIP. The bad news is Act Two will most likely have to be completely rewritten, which will put the proverbial kibosh on getting it done in time for the Nicholl. It’s possible I could get it done, but I’d rather take my time.
On one hand, I like how the story seems much, much stronger now. There are also a lot more possibilities regarding what could happen. Those notes are proving very helpful.
But on the other hand, it would have been nice to get it done by May 2nd. Ah well. There’s always next year.
-Finally heard back from the lady who runs the writing group. She does a lot of freelance work, so hasn’t done any writing since February. She wants to contact the rest of the group at the end of April(!) and suggest two potential dates in May(!!) to meet. Since I’m still a newer member of the group, I don’t want to make any trouble by telling her that’s a terrible way to approach this. Which it is.
Exactly what’s the problem with setting a definitive time and see who shows up? Fortunately, I can still meet with my fellow former-groupmember and we can discuss our stuff.
Another member of the group appears to have moved back to LA, or is at least housesitting there through June. She seems to be a very fast writer, mentioning that she finished and polished a werewolf script after our last meeting (which may have been in February).
I admire someone who can really crank them out like that. I can’t, but I also don’t think her life is similar to mine (married with children), so maybe she has more free time to write. I find it when I can.
Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s not. But I still enjoy it.
-No Movie of the Moment tonight, but I’m almost done with Season One of WALKING DEAD. Still loving it. Great storytelling.
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Dude, You’ll be rewriting forever and never submit anything. Send Dreamship in as-is and rewrite it later. It’s a strong script already. Don’t fix what ain’t broke. You need every shot at every bit of exposure you can get. Nobody will care if you change it later, especially if you win–the only folks reading it will be the judges and if somebody offers you a deal based on the win you can send them the new script. They won’t read the old one. So send it. That’s an order.