December 26, 2011
Took me a little longer than I would have liked, but today I finally typed FADE OUT. Danced around the ending for a bit but today it all spilled forth. Total length: 80 pages.
So the plan (now) is to print it out and place it somewhere far from sight for awhile. Eventually I'll get cracking on reworking everything that doesn't work. Which is a lot. I think I might attempt to write the 2nd draft longhand, something I've never done before...
Now the question is... what next? What do I write tomorrow? Think I'll go back to TalkTheTalk and work on some dialogue writing exercises for a bit. Was also thinking about inventing my own exercise where I try to write scenes and stories to specific music or playlists... attempt to capture the emotion and rhythm of the music. That could be pretty instructive, I'll give that a shot. As for the next major piece of work... do I rewrite this? TV pilot? Spec script? Play? Another feature? A game?
WHAT NOW DESTINY?!
A big TY to everyone who cheered me on or just read these posts. Could not have gotten here without you. 4 REALZIES. Let this blog be a testament to what you can do when you make your goal public and chug along at it, just a little each day. It takes a ton of work to get really good at something, but if you enjoy doing it, and you want to be the person who is really good at that thing... I believe you owe it to yourself to do that thing. Be the best version of yourself you can. Life is too short.
Happy New Year all.