Cutting and Pasting

Another editing session with my writing partner today. We made some progress, but it was tough going for a while.  Sure, we know what it’s all about, but an audience is only going to hear it once. Most likely, anyway.

We had written our story in to little twisted circles, difficult to untangle. The other day when we met we had re-arranged a whole bunch of scenes, trying to make things make sense. We moved a whole bunch again. I’m afraid to look and see if we un-did what we had done-did the other day, because if we done-did it the other day we probably had a good reason to do it. Hmmm.

So we didn’t accomplish as much as I had hoped, but we did manage to get the storyline straightened out. At least for the first 1/3 of the script, maybe a bit more. Actually, it should be only the first half. So far, we’re not so good at cutting. Which is problem, because we identified at least two things that need to be written and added, so, in fact it may have gotten longer.

There’s still so much to do, it makes me anxious about next weekend, when we get a group of actors together to read it out loud and have other guests there just to listen, all so they can provide some feedback. What if it’s crap?

Or worse – what if it’s boring?


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