I thought I was almost done once. And in comes Max with “Dogshit is not romantic.” Well, this is true. Back to script to remove all traces of dogshit.
I am done. I submit it to a contest.
I get an ah-ha moment. A change that I think is really needed. I update the script, submit it to the workshop, get feedback, update the script again. Okay, now I am done.
Nope. There are some exercises. Something about generic verbs. Like walk. And Sit. These are not visual. And should be replaced. Again, this is true.
Okay, this should not be too bad, I will check the script and change these. [On a hunch, I add “stand” in to the mix.]
Now my script takes place in Manhattan. So – there is a lot of walking. And when the characters get tired? They sit. Or stand.
I start to change the verbs. Sometimes I eliminate them all together and rewrite the scene.
Hey this is taking a long time, let me get a feel for how many there are in here [I am a little reticent to admit this here in public – when I become famous this post gets trashed] :
Walk [or variations thereof] – 98
Sit – 50
Stand – 49
I am up to page 12. But, it reads so much better. I just need to finish before February 23 [another topic.]
Another save. Thanks, Max.