Posted by: devonellington | May 1, 2017

April 2017 Wrap Up

April Wrap Up:

Complete:
First draft of the screenplay WINNER TAKE ALL
Contest entries read and judged
6 article pitches

In Process:
Life stuff
NOT BY THE BOOK – behind where I want to be
Lavinia Fontana research — ongoing until end of June
FIX-IT GIRL — research keeps rolling in; figured out where I have to create new scenes in this draft and working on them before starting second draft. Will start second draft in May.
POWER OF WORDS
Yard Work (will be ongoing until the next snowstorm)
Purging basement (will be ongoing until done)

Dropped/Moved:
SONGBOUND SISTERS moved to later in the year

Unexpected Additions:
WINNER TAKE ALL screenplay
“Axe to Grind” short radio play
Revisions on “Seven of Swords”
Outline begun of art heist screenplay
Potentially adapt one or two short stories for radio
Playing with new mystery idea
Submitted radio play

Disappointments:
Some project interviews were disappointing and the decision was made not to go forward.
Not moving fast enough on a couple of things and missed the opportunity

Successes:
The craft on WINNER TAKE ALL.
Writing the first draft of a screenplay in less than a month (19 days)

Overview:
An up and down month, but overall, quite creative. It felt good to write a complete screenplay without interruption. POWER OF WORDS moves along, although in different ways. NOT BY THE BOOK needs to get back on track. The unexpected radio opportunities need to be grasped, and I had ideas and momentum for articles, which I haven’t felt in a long time. Didn’t do as much yard work as I hoped, due to all the rain. Did the final push on the contest entries, and I’m satisfied with my decisions. Still too much personal chaos that needs sorting out, and that drains energy from everything else.

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