Consider this a bit of an experiment.
My usual M.O. is to work on the outline of a script multiple times until it’s where it needs to be, and then start on pages. Such was the case for when I started the rewrite of the sci-fi adventure.
Part of that rewriting includes expanding scenes from a one- to two-sentence description to something a little longer, sometimes including dialogue, etc.
With a few previous drafts at my disposal, I already had a good idea of how things were supposed to go.
But after completing the latest outline, I opted to do a quick polish, then just jump right in. Partly because I was eager to get started, and also to see how it would turn out.
So that’s what been going on.
I only have a handful of pages written, and keep wavering between “just crank ’em out and don’t look back” and “write, go back the next time and edit, then move on to the next scene”.
It’s been a good experience. One day I might get a few pages written, others might only see half a page, but it all adds up.
Not giving myself a deadline for this one; more like a vague timeframe.
Also making sure not to rush through it. If more time than expected is spent figuring out the right word or sentence, then so be it. This will also help reduce how much time is spent on the draft after this one.
Since this is totally new territory for me, I’ll be proceeding with equal parts caution, excitement, and wild abandon.
Fingers crossed as I work my way forward.