January 14, 2009
A crazy week of writing
My previous record for writing a full length script was 8 days for THE BLACK FAMILY SINGERS, the screenplay that got me into UCLA's film program, and that I will make into a feature film some day...
I'm smashing that 3 days here, and really almost 5. Because of some holiday procrastination, and then some extended holiday procrastination as Jenna, Jessica and Drew visited, I started this latest story on Monday. And I have to hand it in on Friday before the weekend starts.
And I'm out all day tomorrow.
Here's the plan. 25 pages yesterday. (I did 26!) Another 25 today. (I've written 12 so far.) None tomorrow (Hoping I can sneak some, actually, but I have a meeting with my agent at 11 and then class until 11 PM so it'll be tough. I need to spend the morning getting ready for my meeting) Ha, that's fun to say... a meeting with my agent. Then 25 on Thursday and another 25 on Friday. Clean it up. Send it out by 5.
Like I said, craziness. But so far this exercise has been great in the creativity it's throttled out of me. So many times I just want to get up and do something else, but I CAN'T so I'm forced to solve a problem and coolness happens.
What's also very interesting to me about this project is that it's based on a similar premise as KINGDOM of TOVENRAY but it's turning out completely different, with some very interesting plot and character deviations. It's been a fun ride. But I can't wait until it's over.
So I can start another script!! Yeah for me.
OK, now to finish those last 13 pages for the day.
Posted by jason on January 14, 2009 12:51 AM
go for it, Jase!!!! Keep writing!!! Hopefully it will be a great script so that you will not have to someday say those bitter words that Ollie said in despair the other day: You mean I did ALL THIS for nothing?!?!?! :)
Posted by: Jessica on January 14, 2009 01:20 AM
I got DRESSED in CLOTHS. I got in the CAR!
Posted by: jason on January 14, 2009 01:28 AM
haha--well he actually wore clothes, not just cloths!!!
Posted by: Jessica on January 14, 2009 01:34 AM
you know I can't spell the difference between clothes and cloths and breath and breathe, why must you mock me!!!
Posted by: jason on January 14, 2009 01:36 AM
Write, write, write, Jase! I know you'll get it done. You've never missed a deadline, have you?
Posted by: Anonymous on January 14, 2009 09:11 AM
So far, Jason, you are the only robot I know.
Posted by: SnakeMan on January 14, 2009 05:59 PM