There has been little time to write. There are actually two reasons for this. One is that I haven’t had much time to write. The other is that I don’t take time to write, because I’m still in thinking phase. Unfortunately, I have not fully grasped that the thinking phase only works if I write. I need to sit down with the material, by a computer, to get the process started. If I don’t, I could just as much wait for the moon to tell me the world is flat.
I am terribly lousy on focus on a character or a part of the story or something else that needs work by just looking out the window while sitting on the bus. I need to be reminded of the situation and be able to write the flow down. If I only get the material, I get inspired and the ideas come, but they get stuck if I can’t write them down. And since I’m a crummy longhand writer I need a proper keyboard and a screen.
I need to put up a deadline. That works all the time. Then I realise the time passing by and get to work; Simple, but very functional.
So, the 2nd of December I should be ready with the characters including their names.
The 11th of December I should have everything in place to start writing.
Then I am bold enough to say that I will have the first draft ready the last of February. That gives me two and a half months to write the script. Slim, considering I can’t write full time, but close enough in time for me to feel I need to write a little whenever possible.