"People ask how long it takes to write a script. The answer is about two years. But a lot of that doesn't look like what a passer by would say was writing. It looks a lot like me lying on my couch watching ESPN. But what I'm doing is [...] I worship at the alter of intention and obstacle." - Aaron Sorkin
Now I'm a month down the line, facing five sets of notes in various forms. It turns out being on the giving end of script notes for so long had prepared me for being on the receiving end not one iota. I found myself kind of scared to touch the thing again, not really knowing where to begin. It felt like I was standing in the doorway of my bombed out house, surveying the carnage as rain poured through the ceiling and thinking, well, there's still a bit of roof jutting out over the bed, maybe I'll just have a nap before I start cleaning this mess up.
This weekend I have got down to it, running through the script and actually writing script notes physically onto the page, scrawling possible solutions next to them. I have made a to-do list which includes mapping out changes of perception for each character, checking sequences and finding new title. SOMEONE NEEDS TO COME UP WITH A NEW TITLE FOR ME DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING AROUND HERE?
The blog wasn't on the list. This is pure procrastination... as is watching YouTube videos and pretending they're work related...