Thursday, May 24, 2012
Isn't She Pretty?
I can confidently say that I have figured it out. It wasn't easy, but that's the thing about writing: it sucks. It's only fun afterwards, when you're finished and get to make other people read it so they can tell you that you have no future in the business.
I don't think I've ever struggled this much to figure out a story. But as mentioned, this partially involved time travel, which as it turns out, causes a million problems. Yet another reason why Back to the Future is the greatest thing ever written.
Okay, I've figured out the story. I've written the script. It all makes sense. Yes! My job is done, right? Wrong. Cause here's the bad news:
Just terrible. I spent so much time trying to figure out how things go together, that I didn't devote any attention into making it good.
That's one of the biggest misconceptions and something I have a hard time with: these things need to be rewritten. A lot. A movie is just too long with too many scenes to bang out well on the first try.
So now that I've got my story down, really, the work has just begun...
Realistically, I should've figured everything out before I even started writing the script. But I'm bad at planning out all of the details ahead of time. I'm great at thinking in complete generalities though! So this was probably not done in the best way, but it just ended up being far more tricky than I realized.
Nevertheless, it's good to have a draft done. I just can't be satisfied with the words that are already there. It's time to start chipping away at it and punching it up, and hopefully it can end up being something competent.
And yes, this post was really just an excuse to show off the photo, because I think it's pretty cool. A lot of new dunks were created in the procrastinating of this first draft.