Script Frenzy is won

I actually won yesterday, but for some reason I didn’t make a post about it.

Yesterday, I reached 100 pages. Finishing early feels pretty great! However, I’m not going to validate just yet. I have a goal of 125 pages for this month, and I need to reach that goal. Then I can validate and feel accomplished.

Unfortunately, I won’t be finished with my script. I have at least another three or four chapters to script (most of which do not have summaries yet), which is probably going to take up until the end of May to finish. That’ll become one of my side projects – as well as Everflame, Jhilhit, CotD, etc…

I really should finish a couple of things before I start anything else.

Back to writing about Script Frenzy and script-writing. I’ve found that it’s incredibly easy to work from a plan. Usually, I just pants my writing with no actual planning (as in formal planning. I do have plot points and stuff and ideas on when they are going to happen, but I know nothing about the in-between). I did try to write a novel with planning before, and…that did not work very well.

But for scripting, planning does work. Is that strange? It seems sort of weird that planning scripts works well, but planning novels does not.

Anyone else had something similar to this happen before?

Script Frenzy

I just realized that I forgot to make a post about Script Frenzy.

I suppose that shows how busy I’ve been with school and life and writing and scripting. In fact, I’ve been so busy that I’m starting to have problems with sleep deprivation. I actually want to drink coffee in the morning, and I usually hate coffee (too bitter).

Um, enough about that. Script Frenzy is going great! So great, in fact, that I am 24 pages (one week) ahead of schedule. I didn’t plan on this happening, but it did. Is there any reason for this? Well, I realized very soon that I was going to have to write more than 100 pages to be finished with my script. I’ve written chapter synopses (and I’m not even finished with them) and there is no way that The Colorless Ones can be contained in 100 pages. It just will not happen. And I want to (try to) finish The Colorless Ones in April, so that means lots of writing. Lots and lots of writing.

The other reason is a bit different. Last year, I only wrote 59 pages for Script Frenzy. It was my first year, and it was quite a fail. I did not want that to happen again. The solution, of course, was to get so far ahead that I could laze around a few days and not have to write more than the daily amount. A similar thing happened with NaNoWriMo 2011 – I won in 20 days, and finished the novel in 24.

I sense that this may become a pattern. I hope it really does become a pattern, since it is a lot of fun and makes me feel like I’ve accomplished a lot.

I should talk about my script a little bit, right? I’m writing a script for a graphic novel (not a comic book, I consider that to be something completely different). The synopsis, taken from my “Works” page, is: Simeon Brooks suddenly wakes up in a world without color. There he meets a strange man calling himself “the Winter”, who tells him that all the color and life has disappeared from the world, and he must help return it.

It’s actually quite strange, and I don’t even know what to categorize it as. Surrealism? Adventure? Science Fiction? Literary fiction? A hodgepodge of every single genre I can think of?

I think it might be better if I refrain from categorizing my works.