Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Let's make that "the last act..."

I'm still trying to configure the final big scene in Marked For Death...and it's expanded to where I have to rework the entire last act. I won't say I was being overly ambitious with it...I'm still fighting to keep everything in that I want...but either I expand one character's role to where it matters as to which side he's on...or I kill off another character. Which I don't want to do because that will poison my ending.

I've got a feeling this script is going to wind up being more like 105 pages than its current 100. Which isn't bad. But I'm doing this little thing where I don't overly describe fights or action bits, meaning the pages will be heavier, in those areas. And yet I'm adding a bit more dialogue. So maybe it was going to be an hour and forty-five minutes, no matter what.

I want to be done with this script so I can get on to other work. I finally heard from that Deputy DA in Riverside and he's pulling together the answers to my questions, regarding The Vanishing of Owen Taylor. Meaning I can do my last draft on it, with the reality of jurisprudence mingled in instead of what I remembered from Perry Mason, LA Law, and Law & Order.

I also want to make Carly's Kills...but haven't figured out the best way to go with it, yet. I do know what I want to do with Underground Guy; strictly book and my "hero" an asshole in need of redemption. Sort of like Curt in How To Rape A Straight Guy.

I'm also having more ideas on how to make The Alice '65 into a book. Which it should be. Adam and Casey are too complex to easily explain in a script, and I can delve deeper into the whole antiquarian book world. I may even be able to get some people I know give me input about it. I could also get back to doing Adam's facebook page. It's been sitting there for too long.

Like most of my writing.


Michael said...

Glad you are still working on Carly's Kills and especially OT. Sounds like you have a full slate with all those projects.

JamTheCat said...

Seems I over-filled my plate. Not good. Makes for lazy brain...

Michael said...

One bite at a time...