Showed the first draft of Gone to Soldiers
to Lisa today, and she got all weepy, which is an excellent sign! Having just read it myself, it has a good first act, I think a very effective third act, and it's got some second act murkiness -- some of the segues don't flow, and the scene order may not be right. This script is all about scene order since we're weaving five time lines.
Lisa will take the next pass, but she's going to get some work done on her book first. So what should I do now?
This is probably the best time for me to work on Crafty TV Writing
because people in LA are waiting to see if their pilots are getting picked up. Probably the best time to talk to a showrunner for the next nine months or so.
In the mean time, other things are cooking. I have a terrific director interested in Unseen
, I'm haggling with producers for Exposure
, and there are rumors of a couple of other gigs in the air.
I'd hoped to get some of the book written before I did the interviews, so I knew what questions to ask. Also I'd been sort of thinking I would write the book on backburner. When I'm writing creatively, I like to have something analytical to write as a way of decompressing -- fruitful procrastination if you will. Stuff to work on when I'm not up to creativity.
But now is the time people are likely to be able to do the interviews, so I have to get into it now...