Had a really good phone call with my manager and his assistant yesterday (still getting used to being able to say that) about what changes need to be made to the script before it’s ready to go out.
Fortunately, there aren’t that many.
Most of them are small details that will add a little depth to the story and flesh out some of the characters. Looking over the notes doesn’t make it seem like it’ll be too big to tackle.
It’s always nice to hear somebody be as enthusiastic about your work as you feel when you’re working on it. A little validation goes a long way.
I was really impressed with Chris the assistant’s knowledge about crafting a script and what makes for a good story. He definitely knows his stuff. It didn’t hurt that he seemed especially interested in some of my other story ideas.
So for now the focus is on the rewrite. The first draft of the western is on hold (54 pages as of yesterday), and the podcast gets pushed back again.
It’s highly doubtful all my potential script meetings/discussions in the future will go this smoothly, but it was definitely a great way to start.