I have done my beat sheet and started to plan the scenes. That’s fine. Just planning the scenes, then I can start writing.
How does he escape? Shouldn’t someone see him leaving?
Hadn't thought of that.
Then I smiled at myself. Why on Earth would I panic? I am planning! That’s what planning is for. To find gaps and solve problems, before I do the actual writing.
If the script was spick-‘n’-span ready in my head, all I would have to do is writing it down. The reason I plan my scenes beforehand is that I think that my script is ready in my head, but I know by experience that it isn’t.
No grounds to panic.
This is just a proof for me that I need this stage in the writing process; that I need to face all problems as soon as possible. This is the moment I want to confront them.
Well, yes, sure, I would love to not have these troubles in the first place, but compared to having them later, writing the script, this is much, much better. Now there is no harm done.
Yes, the progress bar might move a little slower, but I am writing a script not participating in a race.
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