I watched the film called Trumbo, which revolved around the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. In one scene, he was tasked to write 100 pages in 3 days. I am thinking of taking on this challenge when my schedule permits it. I once wrote 50 pages in a single day so I should be able to do 100 pages in 3 days when the mood is right. I am thinking of dividing up the work load so it is not too overwhelming. I am thinking of doing 35 pages on each of the first two days and then doing 30 on the third day. That will result in 100 pages in 3 days, which would consist of about a third of the book I am writing. Wish me luck and I will let you know when I take up the challenge!
I just published another Kindle book, The Theatre Plays of a Common Man, which is the sequel to The Writing Arsenal of a Common Man. It is a collection of plays I wrote in my Screenwriting class in community college. You can get it for $4.99 on Kindle or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. This Sunday, though, it will be free for five days. I designed the cover on a photograph I took of a ballet theatre in New York City when my family and I were celebrating Christmas. Check it out!
I decided to put the skills I learned in my screenwriting class to good use. Tonight, I started the first act of the screenplay adaptation of my first volume, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell. So far, the process is simple since I wrote the story once already. In my opinion, the difference between writing a novel and writing a screenplay is minimal. I look forward to continuing this new project and maybe I will be able to present it during WonderCon 2016. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.
This morning, I have completed my first full-length screenplay! It felt great to be able to do something I never did before and add something different to my writing arsenal. I also believe that this experience will allow me to write screenplay versions of my books so that I can one day make them into films! Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on any further developments.
I have good news! I am currently 12 pages away from completing my first full-length screenplay! I am working on the third act and the atmosphere in the story is electric so far. I estimate that it will take a couple days to finish and I look forward to completing it.