Being done with this rewrite is almost a reality; emphasis on the word ‘almost’.
There’s this one scene that’s really bothering me. Something about it feels very…off. It’s necessary in that it wraps up a subplot, but the way it’s written feels less ‘show’ and more ‘tell’.
I’m not exactly sure how to handle this. The scene still works, but part of me thinks it could be better and another part wonders if it should stay as is. This is definitely going to require some figuring out.
One unfortunate side effect of making changes is it will most likely drag things out and make the script longer, which really is the last thing I need right now.
Which brings me to another issue.
This is at least 7-10 pages too long, so the next step after all the writing is done is to hack, slash and rewrite this down to a more agreeable length. I don’t want a potentially interested party to be put off by the number of pages before even starting to read it. (Although in my defense, this is a real page-turner of a script)
I don’t like setting deadlines for myself, but with the end of the year looming, the rest of the month seems like a good opportunity to really wrap this script up once and for all. I’ve been in contact with a professional writer who gives notes, so that’s where it’ll go when all is said and done.
Which will most likely lead to more rewriting, but you and I knew that was going to happen anyway.