The rewrite beginsI did it. I finished draft one yesterday, as I said I would.
Now the sun of fresh inspiration sets and the night begins, illuminated by the moon of my original vision and the stars of common sense (hopefully!).
As you can see, it's a little cloudy. I'm a little tired, so I'm not forcing it. I've heard some people leave a week between first draft and first rewrite. I'll try a day and see what happens.
Already in reading through the finished, printed out script I've found one spelling mistake (just one! Hah!) and two continuity errors.
The best thing is, the gags that made me laugh and the emotional bits that made me feel deeply still have the same effect. My greatest fear was that I was just caught up in the moment when I wrote them, and actually was writing crap. Thankfully, not the case.
News of note:
- Horror comedy is the genre du jour! Scary Movie 4 has broken BO records, which speaks well of either the genre, or the fact it's a sequel. (Or that Dr. Phil's in it?)
- Friends with money, a new rom-com, has opened, and Rom-Com guru Billy Mernit gives it the once-over.
- Some advice from Chris Lockhart of ICM on how to get attention as a screenwriter from overseas. (ie outside of the USA)
- Robin Williams as the Joker in the next Batman!