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It is done!

I am finished my treatment for "Sacrifice Throw".

I'm basically pleased - the screen play is a little dumbed-down from the novel, I have to have characters discuss out loud what is obvious in the novel. But I'm basically pleased with it.

Now I neaten it up, and submit it. Then it gets pitched to the network.

The process of writing for the screen is a lot different than hammering out a novel, but it still comes down to flat-out telling a good story. In some ways the writer has to leave things to the reader to just figure out - there's not as much description or detail. In others, it has to be more ham-fisted (having characters be explicit about things, as mentioned above.)

So now the questions remain. Is this a good story? Am I giving it to the right people, at the right time?

I'm excited and proud.

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fenriss
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Yay, you! I'll be very excited to hear the outcome of all of this.

Don't worry too much about being ham-fisted. I watch SciFi obsessively, and if there's one thing those guys do a lot of, it's repetitive exposition! I am sure you're much subtler.
aghrivaine
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
I did manage to work in an explosion in the first five minutes, which I'm lead to believe is important. It's either a bomb or a boob in the first five.
vis_major
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
It's either a bomb or a boob in the first five.

Ha! Also...good luck!
befers
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
elanya
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
I am curious about the project... who are you pitching it to? Is it meant to be a movie, or an episode for a show, or a whole show...? I'm a little slow to pick up these things sometimes. or maybe you're just not supposed to say? Anyway: curious.
aghrivaine
Jan. 17th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
This is a movie-script. I'm sending it to a production company that is going to pitch it to sci-fi channel.. well, assuming they like it.

Basically, it's a long-shot, but the point is... it's a shot, and that's not too bad. I owe much thanks to my friend Karin, who set up the whole thing. She's the ginchiest.
elanya
Jan. 17th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
awesomepants, and good luck :)
sarcasmoscorner
Jan. 17th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Two things:
(1)Best of luck, Aggie.
(2)"Awesomepants" is the best word ever
aghrivaine
Jan. 17th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Hey, I thought "oddfangled" was the best word ever?
sarcasmoscorner
Jan. 17th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
"oddfangled" is so 2005
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