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Second Act Blues


One gets to a point - in the second act - when one hits the blues. Phil and I fear it as we write. As we edge closer to the midpoint. The second act is doing a lot of stuff. It's more than 60 pages long. It's the new world and its midpoint . . . the belly of the beast. That's if you wanna quote the Syd Fields, Chris Voglers or the Bobby McKees of this world. We prefer not to at this stage.

So far we haven't hit it. Maybe it's coming - maybe not - but we are treading very carefully (p55) as we go . . . Everything seems to be in order. Katy is having some very interesting moments of self-discovery. She is certainly finding herself. That's clear. But where will she go next? We wonder (we actually know because this is a 4th draft not a rough draft - but we wonder anyway).

We've nearly finished our synopsis. 3 drafts of that so far. 5 and it will be ready to send. The AWG want synopses by Tuesday.

Later . . .

Comments

Mister Trivia said…
All very true, Edwin. We have jigged and re-jigged this script and now events that took 90 plus pages are occurring 20, 30 pages earlier.

What is the last half of the second act and the whole of the third act going to look like? One things for certain - it will have a hell of a lot more Katy in it than before.

Phil

p.s. I never envisaged Katy's picture with a killer whale before - it's quite disturbing. (Yeah, it's an Orca, I've heard. But I'm old school, see.)

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