Saturday, July 11, 2015

Prologue and Chapter 1 done!

Prologue and first chapter finished. WooHoo!

Gotta say it's pretty satisfying. Since this book is an adaptation from a screenplay I wrote, there was a lot of work that needed to be done in order to expand the original concept.

So far, I'm happy with it. We'll see if it conflicts with any of the original material down the road.

About converting the script, what I ended up doing was push everything down. So, what was the original beginning of the script has now been pushed to the middle of the book. Which means I had to come up with a new beginning to the story and new ways to introduce all my characters.

Took some thinking (as it always does), but I'm satisfied with this new introduction to the main character and the world. The plan is to continue writing up until I meet up with the material of the screenplay. One of the future struggles I foresee having is keeping an open mind when modifying the original material.

I can see wanting to keep as much as possible because I fell in love with how everything flowed as a screenplay. I'm sure I'll have to deal with my own "kill your darlings" moments at some point during this experience.

Spent yesterday brainstorming the next couple of chapters so I'll have some diving points when I find myself with a good chunk of time. Don't know when that'll be. Supposed to busy all weekend with family commitments, but hopefully I can sneak some typing in here and there. (That's what phone's are for.)

Plus, we all have to go to the bathroom now and then. Who said pooping couldn't be productive? ;)


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