This week I finished the 2nd rewrite on my horror feature CAPTURE, utilizing notes from the following awesome people:Adam Graveley
A lot of it was consistent, some utterly brilliant and all of it useful.
So I've spent the past few weeks re-planning CAPTURE - especially the ending / third act - restructuring it and tweaking some characters. Adding a sexy badger. Removing the killer bees. That kind of thing.
I completed another read-through with the ever-patient Jessica Taylor - who probably knows the script better than I do now, poor bastard! - and made additional edits, tweaks and additions based on that.
It is ready for the eyes of…
Yep. Not ready for the industry. Not yet.
I will be sending it out to some other trusted readers to get some fresh critique on this fresh new piece of fresh freshness.
Once feedback roles in, I'll do some more edits (or set it on fire and bury it in a slurry pit, depending on the feedback...) and finally have it ready for the world.
Until then... I shall relax.
Not likely. Onto the next script!!
After rewriting DON'T MOVE at the start of the year and moving immediately onto rewriting CAPTURE, I'm looking forward to writing something new.
Not that this is the last time I'll be rewriting CAPTURE. Writing is rewriting. Writing can be obsession and passion and madness... but it is always rewriting.
My next script? A secret. It's a diversion from my usual output, veering from horror and comedy into another territory entirely...
And I can't wait.