LI haven’t blogged in over a week, mainly because I have been working on my screenplay. I’ve written over thirty pages, not including the ending, which I wrote a few days ago and an extra scene which I will slot in later. When I’m not working on The Chosen Vessel I’ve had kids to keep an eye on (yay school holidays finished today) and a house to keep in order so it’s easy to let the blogging slip.
Last Thursday was Australia day and we drove to the Lavandula Lavender farm in Hepburne, which is one of my favorite places and I have chosen it as the setting for Mary and Stevo’s romantic day together as well as the site for their wedding. I had a bit of fun planning the wedding on Pinterest I can just see Mary in a simple wedding dress with a peter pan collar. I also found a lovely dress, which comes in two colors light purple and midnight blue, which would make the perfect bridesmaids dresses for Jess and Tina at ModCloth.
I spent some time last night and this morning mucking around with Picmonkey and Vistaprint designing envelopes and business cards with the hope of using them in the future when I reach out people in the Australian film industry and introduce myself and my screenplay and beg them for their help. It’s good to do something creative other than writing and I enjoy dabbling in graphic design.
I bought another book last week after watching this guy's YouTube channel lessons from the screenplay. The book is The Anatomy of Story by John Truby. I found the book to be way too scientific and mathematical for me. I can see that it would be useful if you wanted to spend time analyzing and dissecting a screenplay after the fact, but it’s not something that I would personally apply to the process of writing. When it comes to writing I’m all about art not science.