I was hoping to wrap up the polish/revision of the comedy spec this week. Everything was going quite smoothly until I hit a bit of snag when I got to the end of Act 2 – only one of the most important parts of the story. Where things are definitely at the lowest point possible for our hero.
The general consensus of my readers was that the hero was too passive, and therefore needed to be much more active and stand his ground, yet still end up failing. Some suggestions were made, and I’ve been working on making it stronger and more effective.
Which brings us back to right now. As it reads, it’s just not working.
And that’s kind of frustrating.
I know there’s a solution to this, and my creativeness has been working constantly to come up with one that not only works with the context of the story, but seems plausible and believable.
As I said to one of my readers, I tend to overthink this kind of thing. To which they responded with “Remember, this is a story that’s supposed to entertain.”
And that’s pretty important, too.
Hopefully when all is said and done, it’ll do all of it.
-I ran the Giant Race half-marathon on Sunday. Got a small rock in my shoe around mile 7 or 8, but opted to keep going rather than sacrifice the time to remove it. The rock eventually was a non-issue and I managed to just beat my ongoing goal of 1:55 by one whole second – 1:54:59.
2 thoughts on “Trying to unlock a key moment”
Persistently rewriting screenplays, baking pies, running half marathons (complete with a painfully small rock in shoe) and—
Give yourself (us) a break!!!
I’m already feeling like I’m coming up short (and I haven’t even started running half marathons!)
Here’s the “key’ to “unlock a moment.”
Breathe in, breathe out.
Relax and go take a nap.
It’s in the stillness (silence) that all will be revealed.
Thanks for keeping me inspired, though.
However, I refuse to run with a small rock in my shoe!
You’re doing GREAT!!!
Thanks! And I did come up with a somewhat decent solution to the story problem.