When Everything Snaps Into Place
So after an unfocused summer in which I completely lost touch with my write-for-an-hour-a-day mantra, it's back on again.
Today will be Day 7.
And something surprising happened over the weekend. I'm still working on my dark thriller, and I always had a basic roadmap for where it was going; I just hadn't worked out the specifics of the journey.
I've been bringing 20-page chunks into group, and after some false starts I figured out a few things.
But all my character brainstorming last week broke the logjam. On Friday night, I found myself writing (in longhand) what happens beat by beat in the second half.
Yesterday I fleshed out a major subplot. And it's all working. It's all there.
Sick and disturbing, but there.
Now I just have to write it. An hour a day. Won't take that long.
High School Musical 3 made an estimated $42 million over the weekend. I guarantee that brains at Disney are churning trying to figure out how to get them all left back at school for another year.
Saw V made a very strong $30.5 million. More good news for me, because tonally my new script is more than a little Saw-like, for better or worse.
Pride and Glory limped in with about $6.3 million, about what I predicted.