Today was great on two levels. I’ll cover the smaller-but-no-less-significant one first.
After much delay, I finally got to work on the DREAMSHIP rewrite. While making my way towards the page 75 twist, I realized I was going to be about 5-6 pages short. Augh! What to do? Got it! More scenes! But not just something haphazard and slipshod. No, these have to be scenes that advance the story and character and incorporate the theme.
I did a little brainstorming and came up with at least 3 scenes that should fit in nicely. Maybe 1 to 2 more, and I’m set.
I don’t mind that progress has temporarily slowed. It’s been worth it.
Which leads me to the other great thing that happened today.
Since I started working on The Script Adventurer! show, I’ve been sending out emails with requests for interviews with assorted writing-connected folks. Nobody’s said no, but there have been a few “not yet”, which isn’t too bad.
Somebody who agreed almost immediately was Julie Gray from the Just Effing Entertain Me blog/website. And even better, she was going to be in town for an actual live interview!
I spent some quality time researching her as best I could and prepared my list of questions.
Another sign it was going to be a good day: she found a non-metered parking spot! Truly a good omen.
While the original plan was to record the interview and insert it into this Monday’s show, at the last minute we opted to do it ‘live’ and will still use it on Monday (1-2PM PST on radioslot.com. Click on number 1 – best mix/listen now).
We talked about her background, how she got into working with scripts, the benefits of social media for writers and her forthcoming plans to move to Israel for her new non-profit Stories Without Borders.
The time flew by and a good time was had by all. Give it a listen, won’t you?