Midweek Update – In no way am I using my blog to procrastinate

Categories Challenges, Screenwriting Challenge 2017

Week 2 is not going as well as I’d like. I’m ill so I’m grumpy and when I’m grumpy I don’t tend to think of good ideas. It’s annoying because this week is supposed to be about building a skeletal story for the feature. Instead I’m getting frustrated at my workspace and watching cake videos on Youtube.

I’ve only worked 13 hours so far and have to finish a treatment by Thursday (tomorrow). At the moment the likelihood of this happening to a good standard is impossible but I’m just going to try to get all of the story beats (blugh I hate saying that) and hope that no one will notice that it’s rubbish.

This morning has, sort of, been about fleshing out my ‘other worldy’ place which Rhea travels to. I think it’s going to be somewhere between Laputa: Castle in the Sky where everything feels dormant and overgrown and ancient Greek mythology where you make a wrong turn and end up in a nest of eye-eating tyrants.

This afternoon should be about getting the treatment down. I’m about a third of the way through right now and am definitely not getting a headache or wanting to disappear into a duvet nest. I think I’ll make it really bare and then spend a bit more time working on character stuff.

Because of the time limit I’m getting stuck between wanting to work through character developments and needing to get a solid story in place. I guess I’ve gotta figure out my own wants and needs like I do my characters… ha.. ha.. ha. Screenwriting jokes are so funny and I’m so funny. Right? Right?

Don’t worry, Mum. Everything’s okay.

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