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Apr. 6th, 2008 @ 07:39 pm Starting Over
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Well,

I'm 9 pages into a play that is going nowhere, and I'm already sick to death of it. I know I'd stand a much better chance of actually making it through the rest of the month if I just start over on a completely different play.

Um... how bad would it be if I just started over while keeping my 9 pages? I wrote them in the appropriate time frame. Hell, in the middle of of my nano I wrote "And meanwhile at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry..." and had almost 100 words of fanfic. This isn't much worse, right?

Please tell me it's ok.... *sigh*

Well, other than hating the play I've started I'm doing fairly well. I just want to start over on something else.

Oh, and I'm writing a stage play, but I'm using Final Draft, which puts it in screenplay format. Is that a problem? I feel guilty because it's almost all dialog and I see it all margined down the middle of the page like that and the pages go by fairly fast, and I feel like I'm cheating.

I will say, getting my 4 pages in script format done is a lot less writing than my 1667 words a day for nano, so that's nice.

Anyway, nice to touch base.
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From:capriuni
Date:April 7th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
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Heck --

I haven't even started on my script, yet (I think I need a full year to get the old mental gears rolling). I've given myself until the tenth to come up with an idea and basic outline, and then I'll have 20 days to write 100 pages -- which divides more evenly anyway.

I'm not one of the official rule-keepers, or anything, but I think I came across something on the site about the option of writing multiple short scripts, instead of one long one, as long as it all adds up to 100. Maybe check out the "About" link, on the ScriptFrenzy site...
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From:darlingfreak
Date:April 7th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks. That helps. :-)