What? I’m doing it for the writing prompts. It is about dragons, you know.
Time for a wee update on the whole Script Frenzy thing. It’s going pretty well so far… I think. I’m behind page-wise, but ahead on the planning front – my mode of operation is to work up a short scene summary to make sure something interesting happens in every scene, and then to turn it into script.
Well. When I’m not sitting around, playing computer games for ‘inspiration’.
It’s definitely a very different experience to the whole NaNoWriMo thing. It takes so few words to make the daily page count that actually, it’s a lot easier. Well. Apart from one thing. In both of these writing adventures, quality is not important. That’s fine – with NaNo, it’s quite liberating to be spaffing out 1700 words in a day with no thought to the standard; reading over it is painful, but you know why it’s that bad, so it’s fine.
With the script… I don’t know. It’s encouraging me to be really slapdash, because I can get away with just throwing a boring, poorly characterised conversation on the page just because I need a particular point to be put across. But then reading over it is so much harder. It’s like the badness is condensed into a rolling sea of awfulness.
Obviously, I’m following the traditional SF/NaNo rules and ignoring the inner editor as much as possible. But it’s an interesting, if unexpected, variation on the feelings and reactions to NaNo. Anyone else getting the same? Does the ease of creating fewer words encourage you to be more careful, or are you (like me) kinda resting on your laurels?
Anyway. Back to the grindstone, which totally does not mean playing more games. Well. Maybe for a bit…