I wrestled with a big scene yesterday, and again today; one featuring everyone’s favorite character from Sour Grapes of Wrath, Jimmy Cristo (as portrayed by the incomparable and mighty Jason Fraser). Just as I approached my morning job, I had an appealing idea that brought a new element to the scene and character. Now that …
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Writing Where Babies Come From, Pt2: A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussy

I wrestled with a big scene yesterday, and again today; one featuring everyone’s favorite character from Sour Grapes of Wrath, Jimmy Cristo (as portrayed by the incomparable and mighty Jason Fraser). Just as I approached my morning job, I had an appealing idea that brought a new element to the scene and character. Now that I’ve done it and moved on the script, I like the element, yet I think it could be used even better. I have a feeling I can complete this before the 14 days; when I’m done, that scene will one of the first I work on re-writing a bit before showing this around.

This draft will need major cuts; I’m still in Act 2 (or, depending how you look at it, Act 5 or 6) and I’m on page 118 (meaning this will clock in at over 140, and one of my aims for this do-or-die re-write is brevity: under 100 pages (ideally 90)).

I have a strong sense that I’m taking Mistah Pete’s advice and changing the “Pussycat” part of the title to “Pussy”.

I’m not working as quickly or dynamically as I wish; I’m really forcing some of these moments and pages out. That’s the point of countdown deadlines, really. 🙂