Screenwriting: DING DONG, THE WICKED WRITER’S BLOCK IS DEAD

So, it’s been a few days since I could really sit down and write.  I have had moments where I’ve done research, or looked up pictures, or bookmarked articles about morticians’ practices, but no real time to write.  This, understandably, was making me Coo-Coo for Cocoa Puffs.  I was having mini anxiety attacks about my deadline, my story, my life, and so on.

With several ideas in mind, and armed with many notes and a heavily notated physical copy of part one, I sat down to go to work on my script.  I tweaked, and edited, and added scenes where there needed to be scenes, and changed bits that needed to be changed.  As I was very much In The Moment, I also started tweaking part two to fit in with my changes.  So far, I am at page 13 of the estimated 25 pages of part two, which isn’t so bad, considering I have two more weeks to get to that point.

All in all, I am happy with what I got done, but realize that I needed that time to really sit on my project and think about a few of the characters that I loved, but were not working as they were.  Also, it gave me a chance to realize what I was building up towards wasn’t working as is.  So, I gave that plot line a metaphorical death, while giving the new character responsible for that plot line a literal death.

Maybe it was a bit of a cop out to go the “possible new friend…? NO, I KEEEEL HIM” route, but I can always go back and tweak things, if needed.  Honestly, I just needed that moment to underline the difference between two characters, and that scene very much served its purpose.  Whether or not it works, over all, remains to be seen.

Anyway, I am just glad that I found a way to solidify my part one in a way that it makes the events in part two much less of a stretch.  Hopefully, my Guru of Screenwriting will feel the same way.  If not, at least I know he will give me a plethora of lovely, helpful notes.

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