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comment by galen

I started a screenplay on May 21.

Well, actually, I started this thing 4 years ago. I wrote a short and pretty bad one-act for a theatre class. It was about a musician (Shigeto, loosely) who breaks up with his girlfriend and then writes an album about it. Last spring, I showed it to a friend and she said she seriously thought it had potential. I started rewriting it as a screenplay. From May through July, I made pretty good progress. I have a full outline and just under 20 pages of text. But then, you know. Work. School. Life. I haven't touched it since, which is a shame, because I do still kind of want to make it. Not that I'm remotely qualified to shoot or direct a short film.

I'd like to say that finding a new job will prevent me from getting anything more done, but to be honest, that's not what'll prevent me. After all, I've been out of school for two weeks with no job and I didn't touch the file until I checked its Date Created 2 minutes ago.

In the meantime, I've done some conceptual work on a novel. It's a sci-fi time travel thing, but it's mostly actually about a father-son relationship. We'll see if that goes anywhere. (Right now it's a couple bullet points and about a page and a half of actual writing.)

demure  ·  476 days ago  ·  link  ·  

galen bud! are you not going to school this semester?

galen  ·  476 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’m doing a semester in germany, but their calendar is off from ours (I’m officially doing a summer semester), so I’m just home until March.

demure  ·  472 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ahhh I see. nice long break you have

galen  ·  472 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Indeed. But then my summer break is, like, 3 weeks. Tradeoffs.