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Wednesday, March 24, 2004  

This One Felt Better
Just finished the official "First Draft" of the script. It is all set to go out to my first round of peer-readers. In fact a few of you may have already received a .PDF in your inbox. If you haven't and would prefer a digital copy, or if you just want to spare me the cost of a hard copy (perhaps you have an office printer that wouldn't mind spitting out 106 pages) let me know and I'll send one off on the next train. I feel better about this draft than the much rougher version I had finished last week. Mainly because I was able to address a couple of (to me) glaring problems. I also tweaked the ending a little bit and am curious to see what people think of it. It is, for all intents and purposes, untitled at this point. The working title (and what graces all copies of the current revision) is "Kyle." but I think that is really lame.

It is hard for me to know what to think of the script at this point, since I've spend so much time with it. It could very well be total shit and I wouldn't really know. But even at the very worst it is leaps and bounds better than ARES, the script I wrote for my Thesis in colege. That is tripe. The kinda crappy thing is, as hard as it was to expel those 105 pages, like an overly-hard stool, from my body. As tough as it was to force my self into a writers routine, and as painful as a few of those days of writing were, THAT was the easy part.

But thats cool. I'm ready to deal with the re-writes, and the business angle, and the log lines and query letters now. But most importantly I have finished a second script. Like in science, the first time results happen it doesn't mean much, but is the scientist can reproduce the results a second time then that MEANS something. I finished my second script, which means I am capable of finishing 100 more. I have certainly have enough ideas, and I'm actually looking forwards to starting development on my next idea.

And by now I'm sure you're all sick of reading about "my script this" and "my screenplay that" so I'll shut the hell up about it. Probably.

(Did I mention that I wrote the script with Jake Gyllenhaal in mind for the lead/title role? So if you happen to know him, or know the guy that cleans his pool, or serves coffee at his Starbucks, let me know.)

posted by JMV | 3/24/2004 11:24:00 PM
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