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February 29, 2008

In the Home Stretch

I'm almost at page 100 in my historical epic screenplay I'm writing, so fortunately things are coming along fairly well. After I received the extensive notes from Colleary, and I just couldn't really move forward, because I didn't quite know where the story was.

I decided that it would be best to go back to page 1 and apply his notes, then get through the rewrite up until I was writing the new material. That way I would have a handle on the plot, the characters, and the relationships, all of which were changing.

That plan has worked out. I think the story is in a much better place now, due to the notes, and I'm psyched about how it's shaping up.

I have to be finished this first draft by Monday. I think it'll end up being very long, like maybe 140 pages when all is said and done. I'll probably have to cut it down.

My mom is in town. It's always so nice to have guests from home, makes the distance feel shorter, makes it seem more familiar out here.

Posted by elanyarts on February 29, 2008 01:12 AM

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Way to go Jase! Can't wait to see this on the big screen (Joe's TV)!

Posted by: Jonathan on February 29, 2008 10:48 PM

I wrote 50 scripts yesterday.* Average length: One million pages. All of them awesome and original, with the exception of four that were brilliant and mind-blowing, two that were magnificent and hysterical and one written specifically for Jack Nicholson that simply reads "JACK NICHOLSON IMPROVISES/MAKES JACK NICHOLSON FACES."

Beat that, you screenwriting fiend.

* I did not write 50 scripts yesterday.

Posted by: SnakeMan on March 1, 2008 08:16 PM

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