I was going to wait until Monday to post this, but I couldn’t answer the question, “What am I waiting for?”
January 1st has come and gone which means I’ve started the second draft of “Things People Do”. I’ll be working on this project for the rest of the month, then I’ll switch out to work on my fantasy novel “Amachi – Warrior”.
As you can see, I’ve changed the project journal graphic for “Things People Do” from the black and white puddle of rain, to what you see above. I figured, a New Year, a new draft, why not a new graphic? Though, let me say I can’t take any real credit for the picture itself. I came across it on the net and felt that it really spoke to the emotion of my screenplay. All i did was a little text and image manipulation.
At any rate, before I launched my attack on the script’s 2nd draft, I cracked open its project binder and looked over the results of what my creative love and passion had birthed. I scanned through the printed sections of the binder: Concept, Outline, Chapters, Scenes, Synopsis, Characters, Locations. It always feels good to see everything printed out, nice, neat, and organized. It calms me, and allows me feel like I know what I’m actually doing for few moments.
Thought I’d share a couple pics of my binder below.
As slick and clean as everything looked to me, I knew that it was time to get dirty. I turned to the Scenes section and read over my 62 pages of Scene Summaries, totaling 185 scenes, to make sure everything still “felt right” after a two-week break from project. Once I became re-acquainted with the characters, the motives, the emotions, the story itself and it’s message, I gave it all the “Green Light” and started writing.
Scene 1. Introducing Christine = INT. LANDO’S SPOT – NIGHT
A couple of key strokes later I had the first 6 pages of the second draft. Stopping to read over what I’d written, I instantly noticed a different feel or “energy” to this draft compared to the first. The characters seemed to be that much more alive on the page. It was definitely a good feeling, and I liked it.
As one who likes to share, I figured why not share my “good feeling” with you guys? I already have a link to the first five pages of the 1st draft posted in the “Screenplay Previews” section of this blog. Below you’ll find the first five pages of the 2nd draft. It’s only the first run through of the 2nd draft, but still, take a look, give it a read, and tell me what you think so far.
Read as is or click FULL SCREEN.
[QUESTION] How’s are you progressing on your own projects for the start of this new year?