my new spec script – day 11

Today is day 11 of 14.

I was hoping to finish a first draft yesterday, and start on the second draft today, but I’m a little behind schedule.

The outline took a little longer than I wanted, but I didn’t want to jump to script until the outline was solid. Specifically, I was trying to nail down the act two out. After I come up with the logline, I figure out all the act breaks.

In a 3 act script, some people refer to the end of Act 2 as the all is lost moment. Everything is building to this scene, and then Act 3 shows the aftermath and resolution of that moment, so it’s pretty important! I knew the general conflict and tone and emotion of the scene, but because it affects so many other scenes, it took me a whole day to decide on the specific details.

I have about half of the first draft done, and the rest of the script outlined, so not too terrible. I think I can still finish by Monday or Tuesday.

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