Wednesday, April 29, 2009
So, this evening my Internet was completely failing to do anything useful. (As I am not at home we are, of course, back to Rubbish Internet(tm) except it's been okay, until this evening.)
And there was nothing on the TV.
So I analysed future probabilities - what if my Internet didn't come back? I must finish the script tonight so that I can upload it tomorrow at work to be sure that I win ScriptFrenzy (I hate failing - especially when it's just words on a page).
So I did.
I wrote the final action scenes involving lots of people getting shot to death.
It was also one of the more poignant scenes in the whole script - plus lots of little twisty turny twisty-turny bits. It all came out in the wash very cleanly, every plot point resolved, everything rounded off nicely.
Not as quickly as that zenith of action writing Die Hard which resolves about eight plot lines in 30 seconds at the end. A masterpiece.
Now Celtx has to send the file to its online PDF creator - which meant I had no idea how many pages I'd written. I needed six.
But come 10:30pm my Internet was back and Celtx told me I'd written 101 pages (not including the title page). I'm a winner! Part of the deal with ScriptFrenzy is that they engage in charitable activities, and I always give - but after I complete the task.
My third ScriptFrenzy win - 101 pages in 15 days. Cool.
Now I have to let it compost for a while before taking an objective look and ripping it to shreds.
What's on the turntable? "No Expectation Boulevard" by Vangelis from "Bladerunner CD3"
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Just over two weeks. Woo-hoo! :)
I'll have to try it again some time.
I didn't even get started!
All those good intentions.
But I will now do a little May frenzy all on my own. Because now I'm ready.
A great achievement! - that's quite a work rate you got going by the end. And now you have hours of happy rewriting ahead - wonderful!
Well done! Sounds like a great way to get a script written - I'll have to give it a go next year.
Thanks to all for the congrats.
Chris: Yes it's a very handy deadline, perhaps they should do more each year :-)
Paul C: Never mind - it's just Linehan's Poo.
Now I have to get cracking on my next TV spec... it never ends.
Enjoy tearing it to bits. It's the bit thats most fun!
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