Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Writing Challenge

A few weeks back — on July 11 I became involved in a writing challange. For my end I stated that I would pen a comicbook script a week for 10 weeks. I wanted to take a few moments to give you all a brief update of my output. As of today (the start of week 6) I have completed seven scripts, (this includes eight one-page scripts, — as well as plots for an additional 30 more installments, for a weekly on-line Web comic, for which I already have lined up an artist, and a place to publish it — more on that as it develops). I’m also part-way into script #8 (a 16-pager, this time out, twice as long as the rest of the material I’ve been generating).

Going hand-in-hand with the creation of new scripts, I have managed (with the help of my lovely wife) to have gotten typed up three or four previously-written scripts (I have a tendency to write my scripts longhand, don’t ask why, long story), as well as significant portions of my previously-written novella (that’s about half-way through being typed). I have started to type my scripts for the first draft, but many of them are still, or have previously been written longhand; hence, a preliminary word count of new material (not an actual total as some stuff has yet to be re-typed) is 13,220 words.

Oh, not counted in the challenge are the two magazine articles that I wrote and sold, or installments to my on-line movie column. So, yeah, I’m working this challenge as heard as I can.

Hopefully, when the challenge has run its course, not only will I be able to continue this type of output, but perhaps I’ll even be able to return to regular contributions to this forum.

2 comments:

Tommy said...

Yikes!!

With all the stuff you're working on, I'm surprised you're able to put anything here. @_@

Robert J. Sodaro said...

I never sleep.

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