Screenwriting: Tip-Toe Through the Tulips Towards Triumph

I am getting closer, and closer, and closer towards finishing this script.  Not only is that making me incredibly happy, but it feels amazing.  What is doubly amazing is that I still have quite a few scenes to go, and am already at page 94.  So, yes. It is safe to say that this will max out much, much longer than originally anticipated.

I know that Brevity is the Soul of Wit, and all that, according to some schools of thought, but I say PFFFFFTTTT.

Why would I ever, ever, h-eevvver (…can you hear Dr. Cox’s voice, because I can…) sacrifice a cohesive story and well-rounded characters for the sake of a shorter story/script?  That would just be crazy.  I know I’m already a bit a CrayCray, as most creative types can be, but not enough to sabotage myself or my story.

So, yes.  I may have planned for 75 pages, but will happily take my 100 or so pages that I will end up with. 🙂


2 thoughts on “Screenwriting: Tip-Toe Through the Tulips Towards Triumph

  1. That’s a way better position to be in – rather than feeling like you don’t have enough story. You can always edit it down, if need be.

  2. Yes, most definitely. In the end, I maxed out at 123 pages, so I have some wiggle room to either edit it down, or add a tiny bit without going wayyyy over time.

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