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Monday, March 08, 2004  

Do Or Die
Monday's rolled around. Julie's at work. Dinner is taken care of (re: all that lasagna.) I've go nothing to do but put pen to paper and fingers to keyboard... Of course I've been "off" from the writing for a couple of days so it is harder than it should be to get started today. It is also like 90 degrees, which is distracting. I'm tempted to batton the hatches and crank up the AC, but I'm actually enjoying the heat.

What I really want to do is smoke a fat cigar on my patio and shoot squirt guns at the squirrels.

I know better though... I gotta get some pages out. Since the last time I mentioned my progress I've squeezed out another 15+ pages. There were some difficult scenes among those pages too. I have once scene that is almost all exposition and I think I've re-written it 4 or 5 times already. I finally decided that I just had to move past it and keep working down my outline. I can revisit the scene and make it work in a polish/1st re-write. I think (hope) I'm over the "hump" and the rest of act II won't be as painful.

And I had a scene that was actually emotionally painful to write. It is a scene that really begins the Protag's downward spiral through the rest of the film, and after finishing it I found myself very depressed and exhausted. It was weird to feel so negatively effected by a scene I completed, as usually any progress in the script makes me giddy. But I guess it is a good sign. Cathartic at the very least. So with that said, I'm going to quit stalling...

posted by JMV | 3/08/2004 05:05:00 PM
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