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Or, third, forth or fifth..... that it takes years of exercise to get to a script that is definitely something to be read, let alone bought.
I' ve been selling the very first script I've ever made. Since 2002 I have been working on Rocket Summer. My experiences in my writings so far have been literature.... brief histories, poems, a few theatres. Everybody has a first script. So the first release of Rocket Summer was awful. Now I know..... stuffed with too many paragraphs, too much parenthetical als, too much repository dialog, and overwritten lefthand edge (description), down to the boots wearing signs, and the colours of their shirts. What's that?
It was too long (partly because it had too many parents, too much dialog and far too much description). Everyone's first script is shit - even if he doesn't know it. As I learnt what went into a great script, I realised that I had to make a difference.
Everybody should re-write their first poor script so they can see how their changes make things better. And I wanted to make that whole thing right. There was no other tale I wanted to tell. Maybe, just maybe, I was worried that I shouldn't be wasting my spare minute with other scripts if I couldn't write this one.
This Rocket Summer success signified a failing as an author. However, I have learnt - quickly and harshly - how excessively detailed descriptions and storyline issues in the script phase can make it difficult for the arts section, the actor and the moviemaker to find the good storyline in evil.
A true productionship at every stage opens your eye to the relation between what you are writing and how it turns into a movie. So I talked to the scriptty and the dressing room and watched everything and everyone I could. Half the work in films is dependable. Sometime on the track, my assistant director boyfriend had told the manufacturer that I had a script.
He asked about the script. I' said yes to everything I had to do to make this little movie look as awesome as possible. So when the grower told him to write my script, he confided in him. Producers were occupied with getting their films to go to bed, building up sales and all the other things a manufacturer does.
Didn't do any research, I didn't ask if he'd already finished my script. While I don't always suggest this part, I've consented to rewriting the script with younger children (and everything it took, from worried families to finding out about transport problems when they can't drive). and he chose the script for a year.
Eventually, when he agreed to buy the script, he wanted to give me less than the options had foreseen. The whole country's economies were down and he couldn't increase the amount he wanted to do. He still wanted my script. Until then I was tired of the free rewritings and felt as if my history had earned something better.
Thought if I had held on to my initial premonition, we might have been luckier. There was no need to keep the script even if I wanted to use it. As I had already learnt before, cultivating good business relations results in confidence and transfers. With Rocket Summer, nothing ever has.
I' ve at last got around to doing more scripts, along with more work. He was a screenwriting contest finisher at Shriekfest and is now in the process of being developed. I' ve learnt a great deal more about typing and established more connections. Asking if Rocket Summer was still available, he said that since then he had successfully financed, produced and distributed a number of small publications and was hopeful that he could at last bring Rocket Summer together.
He and I had an open talk and cured our sores and spoke about how the whole thing was in his head all those years and how much he wanted to do it the way it should be. I just want to make a little adjustment. Turn all your guys' personalities into chicks and all your girls' personalities into chicks.
Cause he was sure a woman stooge would be a lot harder to get sold. First, after ten years, it was past the point of letting go of that tale. I' ve got many more scripts, tales and writing novels, and Rocket Summer had long enough room in my mind (and co-opted my creativity).
So, I did rewrite the whole thing one last tim. the first-ever script I ever written. From a technical point of view, although I can say that I have written the first script I have ever written, I had written it so many rewrites that it was no longer the first script I have ever written. I had done all this "writing a second, third and forth script", EVERYTHING ON THE SAME SCREEN.
Took me ten years and two dozens of new scripts to get my first script, half a half a dozen or more scripts, and all I had to show for it was a script. If I had done things differently, I could have had some more scripts in my work now.
Maybe, just maybe, if I had been selling another script years ago, I would have done things differently and not let Rocket Summer become an obsessive. I' m glad I was the one who sells Rocket Summer. They are fantastic guys, they really like it and I really think you'll see them soon.
Meanwhile, when I was negotiating the retention of literary permissions, I wrote an amendment by Rocket Summer, which is now well sold on Amazon, BN and elsewhere. There is no way you have enough writing all you want to do. Don't let a script take over your whole being. It really takes many of them to become a better author and to show others that you can do it more than once.
So, if you think it's as good as you can do, show it to someone else who actually knows what he's saying so he can show you what it's not. You' re gonna be a better author for this. Concern yourself to type more, and better type will come. Can' t be good writers if you don't work.
When you don't have the connectivity you need, find a way to make it. It' going to make you a better man and probably a better author. Her script is only part of a complex procedure. It' going to make you a better author and help you to pave your inner trail.