For someone who tends to start and never finish, a milestone

So, I mentioned two posts ago that I would debrief screnzy but then I forgot and didn’t, so I’ll do that now and talk about detective stories next time.

Ok. Screnzy.

I think that scripts are not my thing. I mean, I keep trying to put in parantheticals or long descriptions and it’s not really working out. Part of the problem may also have been that I was adapting, rather than writing something original. It’s something to come back to, rather than something to completely give up.

But I’m pretty sure now that I’m a prose writer, so I’ll keep working on that.

I’d also like to point out that the story that I wrote a little while ago based on the movie the Adjustment Bureau is – and I only realized this recently – the first piece of non-required (ie non-school) writing that I have actually finished. I mean, it could use a couple heavy rounds of editing, but it’s finished. That’s actually a pretty big deal!

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Adaptation

Working on TBA (The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, not To be Announced) is interesting. It’s hard to adapt a book that is very heavy on exposition and jumps around in time. There’s a whole lot of just figuring out what is important, what little details are not strictly necessary and what details will prove to be vital later on.

It’s fun, like a puzzle.

Off to driving now, we’ll see if I get a chance to work on it later. Maybe I’ll talk more about adaptation later.

Screnzy Update #2

So.

Day: 8
Script page count: 27, although I haven’t written yet today
How far through the book:  73/404

Summary of recent events: Holmes and Mary solve the case of a government consultant whose wife suspects he is selling secrets to Germany

Screnzy Update

Ok, it really isn’t my fault. I swear, every other time I’m on the computer my internet refuses to cooperate.

Whatever.

I thought I’d let you guys know where I was on my Screnzy project, and adaptation of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King (Think Sherlock Holmes)

Update:

Day: 4
Script page count: 20
How far through the book: 68 / 404 pages (oh boy)

Also I’ll mention that it feels really weird not to have to go to school (more on that tomorrow) and I have one more Brandon Sanderson thing (yes I know sorry but it’s useful I promise) but I’ll get to that tomorrow too because I am tired and it is bedtime. Goodnight.