December 05, 2011
Is where I'm at now. I haven't made significant progression here... but in the past few days I have written a lot of pages. We're working on a new Micros episode so I've been hammering out some early drafts, and I've probably written about 20 pages or so of that. Makes me feel strong like bull. My new goal for this script is to finish the draft by Christmas time. So about a month later than planned if I can stick to my daily regimen. Since there are no video games in the way anymore I think I'm golden. The old approach was to just spew out as much crap as possible in a suicide run towards the end of the story. Now I'm trying to be a bit more skillful and focusing on individual scenes, making sure that even if the scenes get cut later they're purposefully building towards something decent. The aim is to try to focus more on the enjoyment of the daily process than the desire to hit the finish line. The whole early draft process is painful as hell but there's gotta be some way to make it go down easier. I suppose I could just start drinking whiskey...
You all seem to have pretty good mentalities about running good/bad. I was expecting more tilted rants and bad beat stories. I guess that's what I get for blogging on a training site! Everyone is relatively well adjusted. Go break some monitors and smash some mice.
Saw Hugo in 3D this weekend, then had some ramen and pretzel flavored ice cream at Momofuku. Pretzel flavored ice cream rules all. Hugo was A+ too, I highly recommend (great family film).
What else. This blog post sucks. Is anyone out there playing Skyward Sword? I will probably blog my thoughts when I am a wee bit more in the mood. When you beat the game it opens up Hero Mode, a harder difficulty level. Maybe I'll play that jazz in early 2012 and give running commentary. If you made it this far, I gift you this epic song to grind to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THdRs7grqhE
update: on p. 50 now. MIDPOINT!