Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One Act Down, Two To Go


I am so relieved to report that I have finished the rewrite of Act I of my screenplay, so I can now move on to Act II.

I have fussed over Act I for a while now and I think I've been getting on my MFA mentor's nerves. He wanted me to just move on to Act II already. But Act I just didn't feel right to me. So after a serious brainstorming session with Hubby, we decided to start over from square one. This rewrite was a complete redo, not some editing and revision. We scrapped Act I completely and started from scratch. And now the first draft of the new Act I is done. Whew!

So, now I'm moving on to the heart of the film, Act II. I've got it outlined in detail so it should be fairly easy to get it down on paper.

While we're talking about screenplays, I'm thinking about partipating in Script Frenzy this April. It's the screenplay writing version of NaNoWriMo wherein you have 30 days to write a 100 page script. I managed to "win" NaNoWriMo in November, though I have no idea where I found the time, so I'm contemplating participating in Script Frenzy. Because, you know, working full time, being a full time graduate student, working on one screenplay, and trying to finish a novel plus edit another novel, it's just not enough for me. NaNo was such an awesome experience I'm game for another.

I guess I'm just a sucker for punishment.

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