Friday, April 28, 2006

Backtracking to Move Forward

Four more pages last night, bringing the total so far to 44.

Last night was also my first "you can't get there from here!" moment. A one-page scene I wrote just didn't, couldn't connect to what needed to happen next. I had to backtrack and write something new, something that fit the flow.

But it was a good scene. Full of things that needed to happen - just not then.

So it became my first "floating page." It's forging ahead in advance of the leading edge of the screenplay - right now it's page 44, but it doesn't connect to the story as a whole yet.

I think I know where that scene will fit. I'll need it shortly, and when I do, it'll be there.

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