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Kathryn and I have come down with something. A cold or something. I don't know. I seem to be feeling a little better, but I'm still wiped out. I lost all of yesterday, spent the whole day in bed. I fucking hate that. I cannot stand feeling so useless. Hopefully, today will be better.

And here it is autumn. I was supposed to be back in the South by now. Instead, I'm bracing for the nightmare of another NE winter. In a decent world, the first day of autumn would not arrive until at least mid-October.

My eighth.

Obviously, no work yesterday. Day before yesterday, I got through a couple more pages on the screenplay. At the moment, 2-4 pages a day seems the best I can manage on the screenplay, which seems ridiculous. This is, truly, so much more difficult than writing prose. I'm working with my hands tied behind my back. Anyone who thinks writing a screenplay is easy needs to be faced with actually having to write one.

From Facebook:

Yesterday, I had 18 pp. of screenplay. Today, I have 17. I'm going backwards. At this rate, I'll be back at p. 1 by the end of the week. (September 21)

~ and ~

"Craft" is a word a consciously avoid when I talk about my work. If nothing else, "craft" would imply that I know how I do what I do, and the truth is I have no idea whatsoever. For me, there is no craft to writing. For example, in The Drowning Girl, most of "7" was written in a single day with a high fever, and there were no revisions to it. No craft there. It just happened. I might even say, I have a sort of method, or methods, but I'd never say there's a craft to it. (September 21)

~ and ~

That'll do, pig.

Aunt Beast


( 5 comments — Have your say! )
Sep. 23rd, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
At least this screenplay doesn't have to involve a tidal wave of daddy-acid.
Sep. 23rd, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)

I'm never gonna get that taste out of my brain.
Eric Cantwell
Sep. 23rd, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
You probably have a couple of aspects of your personality that work against you in screenplay writing, and I'm not just saying this as an excuse to brown nose your ego, but being genuinely creative and inspired is often not typically who writes scripts. And I don't mean this as a slam against screenplay writers either, but the screenplay writers I know are more like technical writers, which perhaps helps them to be objective about the content and focus on how to best utilize this into a three act play.
Sep. 24th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
Feel better
Positive energies coming your way :)
Sep. 24th, 2015 01:08 pm (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better today.
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