Yeah, so…this is going to be the second post in a day, because I feel silly that I had this big “I’m NOT dead and SO DOING THIS” post, and then disappeared…again.
Anyway, I finally have my characters and my scenario, so it will be a matter of balancing the Real Life with kicking my own arse and DOING THIS THING.
The one thing I have noticed is that as much as I flailed and stressed and whined about my homework and deadlines and blahblah, that pressure really ensured I got stuff done. It has been, what, since June or July since I have been planning on writing again, and now it is late January and I have done all of 1 1/2 character profiles and JUST finalized my script synopsis.
To be honest, that’s a bit embarrassing. I could say it was because I wanted to be a perfectionist and make sure I got it right the first time, but that would be only sorta-true.
I DID have another idea for a while, and about 5 pages of script, but I just…wasn’t feeling it. At all. It wasn’t bad, per se, but just something I couldn’t work on FIRST.
Thus, I went to square one, and here I am. I have my characters (though not finalized on paper), and my scenario, but I am REALLY missing my glorious Muse of all things writing. She had this amazing ability to read through my script and point out EXACTLY the bit that was troubling me, without me saying a word, and offer a vague suggestion that lead to pure magic.
I knew she was brilliant, but I guess I hadn’t realized how much I needed a sounding board. So, this may be a good test to see if I can do this without someone right there who can be that sounding board for me. Who knows.
So, all this to say, I really AM working on another script…I just never expected for it to take this long just to START.