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Script Frenzy 2010: Bang Your Head – Day 1

Script Frenzy 2010 is under way and I’ve started working on my script Concussion. I banged off 6 of the 100 pages in just over two hours. So if you figure about 3.3 pages per day to get me passed the finish line by April 30 I am already ahead of the game. Buffers are a good thing, but I won’t be happy until I’m finished. I do tend to be a fast starter though, but I am hoping I can keep this pace up — One word at a time.

I have some assistance though…

On Writing and Prosperity Buddha

I got a new copy of Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ in the mail today. I seem to have misplaced my last copy and have a feeling it went to charity with a few hundred other books. Also, Carol Browne left a prosperity Buddha on my desk. These things should help. As does Quiet Riot’s – Bang Your Head (Metal Health), part of the inspiration for my script:

I love watching progress bars move.

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  • Stacey Ball April 1, 2010, 4:24 pm

    Is there a place one can go to read what you have written so far or is it all to be available when you are finished?? I checked your “stats”…ha that sounds funny…but it only shows how many pages you have written.

  • harrietglynn April 1, 2010, 5:39 pm

    Amazing how creativity bubbles up when you are forced to write daily. Keep it up!

  • harrietglynn April 1, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Non-related, but if you can figure out why my gravatar only works on some sites, I’d love to know why 🙁

  • Mike Browne April 1, 2010, 9:32 pm

    I won’t be showing the actual script as it’s only a first draft and no one should be subjected to that. Sorry Stacey.

    Weird that your avatar doesn’t work Harriet. It shows up blank when I try to view it. Maybe it’s a wonky jpg.

  • Arty Farty April 2, 2010, 11:50 am

    As I was saying.. I asked a scriptwriter friend of mine how to write a novel and her advice was: ” Write a page a day for a year”. Sounded simple but must have involved a discipline ( or talent ) that I didn’t have. Just getting it down seems like a great idea. And having a deadline is the difference between the sunny shores of “some day Isle..”
    and accomplishment. You can do it! Enlist the help of the Katz if it gets troublesome.. They don’t seem to worry about what they write. What ever it is always makes me take notice..

  • Mike Browne April 2, 2010, 7:48 pm

    I actually write 3 full notebook pages every day, first thing in the morning, whether I plan on writing anything else at all. I’ve been doing it off and on for a year, and miss it when I’m ‘off’. It’s like any good habit, once you’re going it’s easy to do. I’m hoping it translates to actual creative projects as well, like books, screenplays, poems etc. It seems a lot easier to write once I have the ‘junk’ out of the way.