After much deliberation whether or not to keep tinkering with the outline, I opted to just delve right in.
I typed ‘Fade In’, and about half a page worth of the opening scene before having to deal with family stuff. Better to get a little written than none at all.
I’m always guilty of too much self-editing, so I may try to just steamroll through this draft without looking back until I type ‘Fade Out’.
The key word here is ‘try’. Sometimes I get too caught up in rewriting during the rewrite. We’ll see.
Still feeling confident about the whole thing. Check back in a week or two to see if that’s still the case.
-I save each script on my hard drive, and have a backup on a flash drive. I dug up the flash the previous draft was on (having since erased all previous drafts a while ago) and noticed there was a file marked ‘Story Ideas’. This was from about five years ago. In fact one of them was five years and a day. Wow.
Each one was the super-basic outline of a different story. I remember coming up with one or two of them, but the rest were totally new. It was amazing to see how much I had written. While one may have just been a logline and five single-word subplot ideas, another was three solid pages of potential scenes.
Again, I couldn’t remember writing some of these whatsoever. In fact, I wasn’t even sure I was the original author of one of them (which I was). I thought it was an outline, but it was a lot of possible scenes.
Basically, this was a quite a nice surprise I had provided for myself. When I’m not working on pages, I’ll have to remind myself to put together a folder of hard copies of the ones worth keeping.
No Movie of the Moment today, but I finished EATING RAOUL. Loved it.