GOD DAMN it felt good to write FADE OUT tonight. It’s been too long since I’ve had that feeling.
The words on paper draft came in at just under 108 pages. Not too bad for a first outing. I should have this down to around a lean and mean 100 after I put a few rounds of polish on it and am ready to call it a first draft.
The final act moves like a rocket. It came out much faster than I had anticipated. Honestly, I wrote nearly all of it over the last three days. That’s a nine day turn around for Act 3. Considering everything else going on, I’m quite impressed with my productivity.
Now starts the long and arduous process of turning the drivel I have right now into something decent. I wouldn’t say I’ll have a drastic amount of rewriting to do. But I’ve definitely got to bring up some scenes that even now I know aren’t even close to hitting the mark. It’s all part of the process though… we all know that.
For my first “horror” script, it was a lot of fun to write. Even if it wasn’t one of my original ideas. I feel like I owe it to Michael to make this as solid as possible. He trusted me with his concept. And it’s my job to show him his trust wasn’t misplaced.
I’m no professional… but that doesn’t mean I can’t turn out the best script possible.
Until next time, keep writing!
P.S. Congrats to all the finalist in the AAA Screenwriting Contest, whenever you’re notified!