Five More Pages

Slowly the page count goes places. I am grateful to say I typed up five pages of story yesterday, which brings me up to twenty-nine. I’m excited, and this is the longest I’ve written for a prose story, and there’s more to go. By screenplay standards, which this is not, I’d be done with the first act by page twenty-five. Act two would be fifty pages, and act three twenty-five. I’ve barely scratched the surface, but these things are all numbers games, and lessons in patience. I’ll say this again, I’m glad I have a synopsis and outline to work from, because I think this would be a very different kind of story.

When I first thought of this concept, like so many others, I didn’t know how to get from point A to point B, so having ideas work and flow is a good thing. Also thinking them through (at least the main points) has given me a clarity that tells me not to abandon the synopsis or the outline for future projects. I could even work short stories with them, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Also worked on revising a script with some friends, and it felt good to collaborate. I promised myself to work further on this, but always ended up getting side tracked. Then I promised myself to do two pages last night, and I ended up revising several pages. So I will try for two more tonight, and see what happens.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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