sjlanus
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Week 7 of 8

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I commit to writing AT LEAST 1 page worth of script per day for 5 days a week. If I miss a day, I have to make it up the next day. If I write more than a page, it doesn't count for future days.

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sjlanus
sjlanus
September 21, 2017, 2:30 AM
While this week has felt less "successful" than prior weeks, I still somehow managed to write 19 pages. I spent both weekend days writing this week catching up on past days that I had missed. However, because I had more time during the day (as opposed to right before work), I wrote 5+ pages each of those times. I'm still not back into my morning routine, but hope to get back to it by next week. In the meantime, I'm fine with my less routine-oriented writing schedule as long as I'm hitting my page quotas and getting closer to the end. However, I'd like to get back to the morning routine at some point.

This week has also been a little harder because I'm solidly into the 2nd half of the 2nd act, and am having a bit of trouble knowing where to go. So, it's been helpful to take longer breaks between writing sessions in order to think through where the story is headed and how to get there.

In the next few days, I should break through the 100 page mark, which will be a nice little reward in and of itself, and hopefully will provide further momentum to get to the end.

Thanks for your help and encouragement! Almost there!
sjlanus
sjlanus
September 13, 2017, 3:04 AM
Another successful week. Although, this one was a bit more chaotic and less structured in terms of my daily morning habit, but ultimately I still stuck to my goal and wrote another 16 pages since Wednesday of last week. I'm pretty sure that I'm over halfway done (with the whole thing) though, so that feels good. Momentum is a little harder to come by because I honestly don't know where the story is going now, so I have to think about it more when I sit down to write - but usually something comes out of it. A lot of it is garbage that probably will get tossed by the 2nd draft, but there are some bits and pieces that I'm happy with. Sunday's race scene felt good, and will probably make it to the final draft - albeit with lots of changes and improvements.

Gotta keep plugging away at it for another month, and I think I'll hit the end. Tomorrow, I hope to get back into my morning routine.

Thanks for the words of encouragement and for staying engaged! It really helps.
dcslonina
dcslonina
September 9, 2017, 4:14 PM
Keep up the amazing work!!!
sjlanus
sjlanus
September 6, 2017, 3:23 PM
According to dropbox records, made another 14 pages or so of progress this week. In addition, I hit page 50 on the last day of August which, while not a goal of mine at first, was nice to aim for given that I started on Aug 2nd or 3rd. At this rate, I am pretty confident that I will get to page 100 before the end of September. This should put me in line to finish the first draft of this screen play by early October if I'm expecting the final length to be around 120-140 pages.

Just gotta keep the momentum going and not break out of my new habit of waking up before work to write. If anything, will try to incrementally push my wake up time to 6am from 6:15am right now.
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September 13 to September 20
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dcslonina
dcslonina
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sjlanus
sjlanus
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While this week has felt less "successful" than prior weeks, I still somehow managed to write 19 pages. I spent both weekend days writing this week catching up on past days that I had missed. However, because I had more time during the day (as opposed to right before work), I wrote 5+ pages each of those times. I'm still not back into my morning routine, but hope to get back to it by next week. In the meantime, I'm fine with my less routine-oriented writing schedule as long as I'm hitting my page quotas and getting closer to the end. However, I'd like to get back to the morning routine at some point. This week has also been a little harder because I'm solidly into the 2nd half of the 2nd act, and am having a bit of trouble knowing where to go. So, it's been helpful to take longer breaks between writing sessions in order to think through where the story is headed and how to get there. In the next few days, I should break through the 100 page mark, which will be a nice little reward in and of itself, and hopefully will provide further momentum to get to the end. Thanks for your help and encouragement! Almost there!
September 6 to September 13
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dcslonina
dcslonina
- Referee approval report
sjlanus
sjlanus
- Committed user success report
Another successful week. Although, this one was a bit more chaotic and less structured in terms of my daily morning habit, but ultimately I still stuck to my goal and wrote another 16 pages since Wednesday of last week. I'm pretty sure that I'm over halfway done (with the whole thing) though, so that feels good. Momentum is a little harder to come by because I honestly don't know where the story is going now, so I have to think about it more when I sit down to write - but usually something comes out of it. A lot of it is garbage that probably will get tossed by the 2nd draft, but there are some bits and pieces that I'm happy with. Sunday's race scene felt good, and will probably make it to the final draft - albeit with lots of changes and improvements. Gotta keep plugging away at it for another month, and I think I'll hit the end. Tomorrow, I hope to get back into my morning routine. Thanks for the words of encouragement and for staying engaged! It really helps.
August 30 to September 6
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dcslonina
dcslonina
- Referee approval report
sjlanus
sjlanus
- Committed user success report
According to dropbox records, made another 14 pages or so of progress this week. In addition, I hit page 50 on the last day of August which, while not a goal of mine at first, was nice to aim for given that I started on Aug 2nd or 3rd. At this rate, I am pretty confident that I will get to page 100 before the end of September. This should put me in line to finish the first draft of this screen play by early October if I'm expecting the final length to be around 120-140 pages. Just gotta keep the momentum going and not break out of my new habit of waking up before work to write. If anything, will try to incrementally push my wake up time to 6am from 6:15am right now.
August 23 to August 30
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dcslonina
dcslonina
- Referee approval report
sjlanus
sjlanus
- Committed user success report
As you can see in the dropbox folder, I've stuck to my commitment. Have been writing pretty much every day, and even did a 6th day this past week. Would like to continue this momentum, and not let up as I get to the long hard slog through the middle of the screenplay. Most of what helps is just getting in front of the computer each day before work. As I get further, I find that the first 15 minutes are the hardest because I have no idea what to write. But usually by 30 minutes in, the momentum starts to take over. While lately I've been waking up at 6:15 and writing til 7, it might help for me to slowly add more time so I can take more advantage of the momentum. If given a solid hour, I think I can average closer to 3-4 pages a day and maybe even finish this screenplay by the end of September. Thanks for being an amazing referee! Couldn't do this without you!
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