I start going through the revision process today. I’m working on a scene right now. After I finish this blog post, I will continue with it. I do it scene by scene. So, I won’t miss a scene. The scenes that need to expand, I expand. The scenes that need to cut, I cut. Because, I sometimes edit the films myself, so I imagine I am editing the film, cut and assemble scenes, so the whole movie makes sense.
Working on each scene also gives me a good focus on the correction of the grammar, dialogues, description, and plot. When I’m done with the changing I will print out the screenplay and read through it. Then, after that, I will give some people I can trust to read it as well. Just to be sure, everything looks good.
If I didn’t post about my progress toward the completion of my script each day on my blog it’s likely that I wouldn’t be able to finish my screenplay. I would, finally, one day, which could be in a distant future. But since I post about it every day I then have to complete the screenplay and meet the deadline as I have set it, to avoid embarrassment.
And also, by publishing my personal mission statement I keep myself accountable. I think, it’s a good idea. And I think, if I kept it to myself I might never have written a screenplay. But, people have different ways of achieving their goals. What works for me may not work for others.