Apart from a few tweaks on the animated fantasy-comedy, the past few weeks have been all about cranking out the new draft of the sci-fi adventure.
And “cranking out” seems to be the appropriate term.
My usual process is to write a few pages, go back and do some work on them, then move on to the next set.
Not this time.
I write ’em and move on. No looking back.
No editing. No tweaking. Nothing.
There is absolutely no doubt there’ll be a ton of editing and rewriting when it’s done, but for now it’s “just get the damned thing written”.
Current output is about 2-3 pages a day, so if I can maintain that pace, there’s no reason to believe it couldn’t be wrapped up by the end of June or thereabouts.
Also nice – I’m having a great time telling this story, and I hope that enjoyment comes across to future readers.
I don’t know if I’ll continue to use this method for future scripts, or even for future drafts, but for now it seems to be working. It’s definitely different and takes some getting used to, but I don’t mind.
-last-minute addition! as of this writing, the aforementioned fantasy-comedy was announced as a quarterfinalist in the animation category for StoryPros. Not too shabby, especially since it’s been rewritten/polished a few times since then to what I believe is a more put-together version.
While it would be great for it to continue moving forward, I’m quite happy with this.
-The writers strike continues, with no end in sight. Here’s hoping that that changes soon. #WGAStrong