During the summer of 2005, I decided that I wanted to write a romantic comedy screenplay. Mind you, I didn’t (and still really don’t) have a writing background. Not even a single course in school about creative writing – until the recent Story Seminar. But this mattered not to me; I opened up Microsoft Word, and started typing.
Around the summer of 2009, I decided to get more serious about writing the script. I picked up some books, found online resources, and pushed to finish the first half of the story.
In the summer of 2010, I hit a bit of a roadblock in trying to get to the second half, so I picked up a romantic comedy screen play, to add to my screenplay library, and really broke it down. That was one of the biggest aids in getting me to the finish line.
In December of 2010 I finally finished that first script. I made a big push for a contest deadline and coinciding (unfruitful) solicitation. Mind you “finishing,” in this case, was the FIRST draft. After reviewing the contest and other informal feedback, I let the script sit for nearly a year, and recently began the editing process.
Going through all of this, I now watch movies a little more intently. While not necessarily a unique idea, I thought it would be a fun blog to capture thoughts on scripts, books, screenings, other resources, and so on. I hope you find it interesting and follow along.