This is part of an experiment. After taking some time off from writing to take on a comfortable day job and enjoy the birth of our new son, it’s time for me to get going again. Knowing that I’m a competitive guy who needs some external motivation at times like these, my wife gave her blessing to a challenge cooked up by a friend of mine: I should write a “mainstream” screenplay which can be enjoyed by a broader audience than the material I usually come up with. Initially skeptical, I realized I had nothing to lose. After debating between two competing ideas (a romantic comedy/drama and a psychological/suspense thriller), I embraced the spirit of the challenge and committed to write both. The goal is to finish both by the end of the year.
So why a blog? To put it all out there: Progress reports, random questions and story discussions, whatever. Again, I have nothing to lose. Maybe people will stop by to see how it’s going. Maybe this will help move me along when I need a push. Maybe we’ll get some discussions going that will feed into the scripts or serve as good procrastination material. Worst case: no one cares but it gets me back into the flow of getting ideas down and keeps me there. We’ll see.
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