I was eating crazy sandwiches again. I will post the progress of this scrapbook, but I have to say, it’s taking more time than I’d thought. I know it doesn’t have to, but if I’m doing it, I can’t NOT do it. I’m not going to half-ass it. The writing part is easy, layouts and deciding on photos (even making sure to take the photos)… it’s work. Fun in the end, but not so much when I’m on deadline to write a pilot. Today the outline was approved, and I begin writing the script, which is due in two weeks. That’s right. Two weeks to write a pilot. In case anyone was wondering… So, here are some scrapbook photo images for a few days. I have more, but I’ll have to post them another time. I’m just excited to finally get started writing the pilot. I’m spending the weekend combing Straight Up and Dirty (the book) for good lines I simply MUST put in this pilot. If you have any particularly favorite lines from the book you think might translate to TV, don’t be shy… even if they’re dirty.
December 1: Addictions
December 2: Two Turtle Doves, a lost mitten, and polar bears seeing if they like each other. There’s writing inside the blue snowflake card, in particular about how Abigail tends to rip off her diaper first thing in the morning, with no mind at all for what earthly gift might be waiting inside.
December 3: I awoke with a migraine and thought I might die. Nothing a little garlic bread can’t fix. There are more details about these pages on my flickr page. It’s hard to see here, but one photo is of my writing process. Each scene is a post-it note, and they’re arranged into four rows. Each row is a different act. So I now know where all the act breaks happen and can visually follow different story lines by using different colored post-its, and or different color ink, etc. It’s so much easier than writing everything out in a word document because you can see things so easily, mixing and rearranging scenes to see what works best.