Preparing for ScriptFrenzy!

Well. I’ve been busy at work, then ill, so it’s about time for a quick update.

Work is progressing on the Monsters trailer – I’ll post about that in more detail when it’s finished, but Steve has some nice comments on the work-in-progress version he’s seen. But I need to nail it ASAP in order to prep for ScriptFrenzy.

For those who don’t know, it’s the screenwriting version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which I’ve always fancied doing but never got round to. However, since I already have a half-complete outline for a feature that needs writing, this seems like the perfect opportunity to churn out a first draft. The trouble with screenwriting is that it needs to be much more structured than a novel – there’s no room for anything that isn’t essential. So you need to know your story before you start.

Currently, I don’t. I have my setting and protagonist, and character arcs for him and several secondary characters. I even have the rough shape of the plot…with an antagonist-shaped hole in it. Well…I have a rough idea of that character, but he has no motivation because I haven’t fleshed out part of the setting yet. So I have a lot to do in 12 days…