Day 52: Come Ups Draft Complete
Let me state up front that my math sucks. I've accomplished 42 pages of material so far this month, not 52 as stated in the video. Even so, that puts me well above my minimum daily average for the month, but still about 10 pages short of the goals that I set out for myself at the beginning of the month. I still owe an episode of Everyday Clowns with 9 days left. If I can complete that, I will accomplish all my stated goals and maybe even squeak out a few pages more than I did last month.
In other, more exciting news, I completed this draft of Come Ups with a final page count of 113. I'm only 3 pages over on my page count and my plot points are pretty close to being where they are supposed to line up. From here, I will begin a new draft with the hopes of bolstering Shep in the early parts of the story, check my formatting against The Screenwriter's Bible, scan for grammar and give a final look to how my action reads, hoping to find those final 3 pages to cut. I would love to get all of this done by the end of the month so I can concentrate on NaNoWriMo and the novelization of Nightfalls. If I'm not done by November, any work I do on this next draft will cut into my page count for NaNoWriMo. While I'm not expecting to get all 50,000 words of the NaNoWriMo challenge, I want to get as much out of it as possible.
Unfortunately, Scott Myers of the The Black List's Go Into The Story has also started a 30-day screenplay challenge called Zero Draft Thirty. I would also like to participate in that. November is shaping up to be a seriously intense month of writing. But I've got some things to finish before I can worry about that. My primary goal currently is to have a script ready for marketing before the craze and daze of the holiday season sets in, and there is a lot to accomplish before then.
Links for NaNoWriMo and the Zero Draft Thirty challenges are listed below.
Oh, and it's David Trottier, not John Trottier. My apologies again to Dr. Format! Apparently, I was very tired from the exhilaration of completing my latest draft.