Saturday, June 24, 2006

Time to get Aroused!

Thanks to some awesome feedback from Meaghan, Kristen, Martha and Jena (and some stellar feedback I'm sure to get from Gaby), I'm putting the final pieces in place for Arousal's storyline. I've found it challenging to unearth innovative ways to really creep people out, so I thank you all for chipping in. The story, I hope, shall be greatly improved from all the insights everyone has given me.

Also, a big thank you goes to my doctorly wife for laying the realistic framework around my infectious disease (there's nothing more irritating than thinking a story is plausible only to have a doctor sitting next to you burst your bubble—and the irritation hose in this case isn't aimed at my wife, but at the filmmakers. Son of motherless goats!).

My next step is hammering out a viable treatment so I don't waste a year re-writing a 120+ page script. As JanieJane4 said recently, measure twice, cut once.

With the treatment done in the next 2 weeks or so, I'm aiming to start a 1st draft in mid-July and finish that draft by beginning of August, after which I'm slated to work on another feature as Script Super. Meaning, I'll be dead tired in August. Because we're filming outside. In Sacramento. In the heat.

Anyway, stay tuned—I may ask some of you for reader feedback at some point, but only if you're so inclined. And trust me, this story will be a page turner! If it ain't, I'll need you to whack me on the back of the head with a lead pipe.

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