I received an e-mail today notifying me of my one year blogging anniversary. Though I’ve posted little of late, I’ve tried to keep up with what other bloggers are doing, and I’ve posted an occasional comment. I’ve been working ferociously on completing a first draft of my first attempt at writing a screenplay. I have about 116 pages, 28 scenes, completed, and I’ll need at least 10 additional scenes to get to where I need to be to logically complete the story.
I find one of the biggest challenges to be ironing out chronological flaws. Some things happening later in the story have necessitated me going back to alter earlier scenes. I don’t mind doing this. I view it as part of the learning experience. I’m not one to concern myself with word or page counts. I’m certain I’ll hear about it from other screenwriting buffs and bloggers. I suppose in some ways I am doing myself a disservice. It’s just that I’m having such a blast doing this, I don’t want it to conclude. I’m not really looking for advice or guidance. Just thought I might keep anyone who might be interested in the loop.
I have the last ten or so scenes outlined. I’m optimistic about where the story’s headed. I have no interest in rushing to finish. I’d like to craft the ending as carefully as I am able, wrap it all neatly up, and move on to rewriting and rewriting. I’ll focus more on formatting in the rewrites. To anyone who has followed this blog, I’m sincerely grateful.