10: 11 AM: sitting down to write. Don’t re-read what you’ve already written! That’s death! Ignore it.
10:15 AM: Am I writing too many stage directions?
10:16 AM: I’m getting too meta about this.
10:18 AM: God, I love this duo act I have set up.
10:19 AM: Oh! “Holy Smoke Baby” by the Cadillacs! Fuckin’ awesome song. Wish someone would do fast burlesque to this.
10:19 AM: I am too easily distracted.
10:21 AM: This Pandora mix is too good for my own good.
10:27 AM: short mental break (as though I wasn’t taking several) to check NaPlWriMo forums. Everyone seems to think this script is a great idea! And by “everyone” I mean 3 people. Still, good start.
10:28 AM: LAY OFF THE STAGE DIRECTIONS
10:31 AM: Elvis was such a dirty bastard. AH. GET BACK TO WORK.
10:37 AM: Oh damn, this monologue is good.
10:43 AM: Is this getting too ranty? I think my personal gender politics might be getting too involved.
… fuck it. Edit later.
11:15 AM: bowl of potato soup and an episode of Good Eats later, and I am back in the game! Damn, this section is getting *ranty*
11:20 AM: That was a pretty good scene.
ACK. JUDGE LATER, WRITE NOW.
11:28 AM: I’m torn. Should I aim for more subtle? “SHINE” had some really stereotypical, broad-stroke-type characters.
11:29 AM: Fuck it. It’s a musical, musicals are not known for their subtlety.
11:42 AM: I am having such a hard time *not* rereading everything I’ve just written. I really hope it doesn’t suck.
11:43 AM: I think I might have hit a bad point. I had a rough idea of how I wanted scenes to go, but now I’m running out of scene ideas. And it seems too early to throw in the love scene.
12:24 PM: Phew. Okay, 14.5 pages written, which makes up for not writing yesterday. I really hope I haven’t blown my wad and hit the mid-point in the script already, but it’s starting to feel that way. Some more script plotting is in order, I think.