Script Frenzy has begun.
I started writing my original screenplay today for this month-long challenge.
I will be posting daily page counts on my Twitter account but I thought I’d fill you in on my first day’s progress here.
I started off with a vague idea of my story. I told you about it here last week. However, I didn’t really know who the characters would be.
I wasn’t worried about it though since I don’t outline any of my work. I just like to jump in and discover the story as I write it. I am what some writers call a pantser since people think this style of writing is merely flying by the seat of your pants. Maybe, it is. But it works for me and it keeps the process of writing enjoyable since I often don’t know how the story will turn out.
So today I just started writing. The main character came to life and he was a complicated one. The first six pages of the screenplay established who he was and I thought it was setting the tone just fine.
After I walked away from the computer, I realized that this story wasn’t the one that I wanted to tell. So I changed the age and occupation of the main character and began again. I wrote six new pages and I think this story can now unfold a lot easier.
For me to meet this challenge of 100 pages in 30 days, I would have to write at least 3 pages each day. However, I know there are days where I will simply not be able to write. That’s why, I plan on getting ahead of that goal fairly early on in the process.
I hope to write 6 more pages tomorrow and then I will be able to take Saturday and Sunday off to spend quality time with my family this Easter weekend.
I think this is going to be fun. I hope to share the completed story with all of you when it is done.
Go to the Week 1 Update.