Friday, December 18, 2009

1st Draft is Complete

Well, last night, Travis and I finished the first draft of our latest script. It's pretty long, at 131 pages. Shorter than our first draft of Glory Days, which clocked in at 148 pages, but it's still long nonetheless.

Now, we're off for the holiday break, Travis to Michigan and me to New York (where we're suppose to get hit by a huge snow storm the day we arrive) while our producer reads it and gets back to us.

It needs a lot of work. It is, without a doubt, a rough draft. Neither Travis nor I have even gone through it and read it ourselves. There's a lot of things we've left out for the sake of getting the A story down, a number of things we'd like to change and even a few things we forgot about. But this is what we like to call a "vomit" draft. You're just getting what you can on the page, with a number of things just serving as place holders, i.e. "We know this scene needs to be here but I'm having trouble writing it, so here's the bad version."

Anyway, it's crazy that after having trouble with one script, we can have a first draft of another within six weeks. As great as it is to write that quickly, we realize there's a lot of work to be done. But rewriting is one of my favorite things and scripts only get better. I'm also really excited and interested to see how it is working with our producer. This is the first time it's been start to finish so I'm excited to see where this thing goes.

I realize I haven't been blogging very often but after a long day or night of work and writing, writing MORE isn't exactly what I want to do. So, I've been a little lazy but this whole town has already checked out. Hence the very little news coming out and why it's so quiet.

And now, I'm off to New York tomorrow for two weeks. I'm looking forward to the break, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of good movies and spending time with the family.

Hope you all have a great holiday. And I'll see you in 2010!

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