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Wrimo update, November 27

Page ninety-six. That’s where the script sits right now.

There are, at most, twenty-four pages to go and I’ve got three days to get ‘er done. Thirty-six pages went through in the past six days so the final stretch shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve only been doing four hours a day and could shuffle more hours to it if I need to.

What’s most excellent about today is that I finally wrote the scene that convinced me to push ahead with the script. For those who are not in the know, Looking Glass is an Alice in Wonderland story. My production company shot a Wizard of Oz (Legend of Oz) movie in 2009, and this is a follow-up to it that I’d planned to do way early that year. They were meant to follow one another as pseudo-sequels. It was a fair plan.

Except that I was pretty close to abandoning it.

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Wrimo Update, November 21

First half now finished. Sixty wonderful pages in. Sixty is exactly where it’s supposed to be which is great. I thought I was going to write over. Nothing has been skipped or half-baked so it’s a pretty solid open to mid-point.

And a doozy of a midpoint it is. Chaos, confusion, and mayhem. Plus tap dancing. Only in Wonderland folks.

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Wrimo Update, Nov 10

I’m simply going with Wrimo now because the first two words of the abbreviation (national and novel) don’t apply. For me the goal was to make it a writing month so Wrimo is an apt name.

Week one was kind of a Wrimo fail. I didn’t actually get much done. Life stuff and other deadlines got in the way. They were things that should help keep the rest of the month somewhat clearer so there’s that.

On the plus side, Looking Glass is fully outlined. I’ve got a good handle of the story which will help keep things moving. Not to mention, I had the first eleven pages done prior to November.

Currently, it’s page twenty-one and the outlook is promising. Also, there’s a progress meter in the sidebar now.

If you want more info on my going from page eleven to twenty-one, check out the parallel post: “Why Your Story Sucks: It’s Your Characters“.