So my determination to screenwrite for at least an hour a day is still going strong. Today makes 45 straight days.
The rules are pretty simple. Actual typing of screenplay counts. Reading over screenplay and scribbling all over it with a pen counts. Concentrated brainstorming and jotting down notes counts.
Doing arm curls with a stack of screenplays doesn't count. And no roll-over minutes. I write for two hours one day, I don't get to take the next day off.
In 45 days (of rarely writing more than 90 minutes a day, tops) I have:
-- Taken a TV spec (which I had written the first half of), wrote the second half, and polished it all up to a shine.
-- Taken a low-budget thriller spec (that I had 50 mediocre pages of and some general notes on the rest), totally reworked those 50 pages to work, and finished the second half as well. The current draft, which I'm putting the finishing touches on tomorrow, is clocking in at a satisfying 95 pages. And it all feels good.
-- Done some substantial brainstorming on a comedy, which I'm supposed to be writing with an online buddy (we came up with the basic idea a year or so ago), though it's time for him to step up to the plate.
-- Brainstormed some other notes I had made on other projects, and rewrote them in an official "ideas" log.
Not bad for six and a half weeks in which I never had enough time to actually grab half a day to do nothing but write.
But set aside an hour a day, and the pages pile up. Plus the stuff is fresh in my head, and I'm constantly suddenly coming up with a fix for a particular scene. (Off the clock, of course).
What are you waiting for?