Yesterday was a mixed bag. A double-edged sword. A coconut smoothie of chaos. I had to switch gears and spend most of the day working on BOOM, where editing is in full swing and a new treatment is being worked on to define the story's structure. So I got consumed by thinking about the order of scenes and when to introduce the characters and other idea-filled conversations with Ryan.
I did, however, get to some screenwriting. I spent too much time searching for the right synonym for ludicrous (went with preposterous, but risible was close) and thus only wrote two pages. So 2/5, three pages behind quota but at least I started. Beginnings are essential to finishing. They can be hard to write because you get caught up in trying to make sure it's a great opening, something that grabs a reader/audience and hooks them just enough on the characters or world to keep their attention. But in my case, I don't even know exactly where I'm trying to end the story yet, so it's much more fruitful to blast through and worry about the specifics of the opening later on. I'll attempt to write 8 pages today to catch up, but if not at least 5, or I will slap my wrist repeatedly with a wooden ruler and post pics.
pages wrote: 2
total pages wrote: 2
random musing: Uncharted 3 reviews are out. IGN gave it a perfect score and called it a masterpiece. Uncharted 2 was one of, if not the most fun console games I've ever played. A totally immersive, cinematic, interactive experience. I remember watching the special features on the disc because I had to know more about how they put it all together. If you have PS3 and haven't played it, and enjoy video games -- IMO it is the pinnacle of modern gaming. Snap buy. Can't wait to play this one. It's awesome to have grown up playing 8-bit Mario and Mega Man and now there are games like this. Hell yeah Santa. Living in the future = the nuts.