SHOTGUN Project Journal: New Beginning

It’s SHOTGUN week again, yay! Back to Kevin Sloan (club bouncer) and Wilhelmina “Billie” Lockhart (abused woman) who fall victim to “Love at First Sight” after crossing paths in a hospital emergency room.

My last attempt to get at the first 10 pages of this script done and posted failed miserably. I was only able to write a page and a half. What can I say? It was a crazy week. But now, when I look back on it, I’m grateful that I wasn’t able to get those 10 pages done, because on my way to work today I thought of  much better opening scene than I had originally planned. Everything happens for a reason, right?

This week, I really want to revisit my scene summaries to make sure the pace and flow is of the story solid, and of course, attempt to crank out the 10 pages that I failed to do before. So far, there are no major changes to the storyline itself. I believe last time I mentioned that I changed the gender of Sloan’s close friend/co-worker from male to female. I think it’ll be interesting to see a female bouncer.

That’s it for now. Just getting started this week so I’ll keep you posted.

2 comments

  1. Mercedes says:

    So do you primarily write screenplays? Do you write in other genres?

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    • Well, most of my writing life, since a teenager, I’ve focused on writing stories in “book format” though I have always had a love for film. I grew up on film more than books. Just within the last couple of years, I began to learn how to write for the screen though.

      There are certain stories that I feel can be told better through screenplay than manuscript and the other way around. So to answer your first question, I typically have one Manuscript WIP and one Screenplay WIP on my plate at any given moment.

      Also, when I first began writing, my stories mainly focused on Sci-Fi and Fantasy, as I got older, they bled into horror, and now as an adult, I have some that are straight dramas. There has always been an aura or stain of darkness around my stories regardless of genre though. Most of my dramas are “Dark-Dramas” and the same goes for my Sc-Fi and Fantasy. They’re very “dark” in many ways.

      So to answer your second question, I write Drama, Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-Fi.

      Thanks for inquiring, Mercedes!

      How are your works coming along?

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