Script Frenzy has officially started. Well, it started yesterday, but I forgot to blog about it. 30 days for a first draft of that movie script you've been putting off - why not give it a go? Even at 3 pages a day, that's plenty of time. Make sure you have a rough outline first, just to make sure you don't run out of story. But get stuck in.
And I don't want to hear about anyone not having the time. I wrote Severance while working full time, 5 days a week, and I could still do drafts in a few weeks, just taking a few hours every night and at weekends. Sure, I spent a year fixing it, because I didn't have an outline (see above, I mean it about having an outline). But it can be done. And once you have a first draft, you can soon have a second draft. And then a third. Re-writing a first draft is much easier than staring at a blank page. I know it can be difficult to find time to write. But if you find time to watch TV, surf the net, check your mail, then you can find time to write. Maybe even an hour a day, surely you can squeeze that in somewhere. If you don't make time to write, then how do you expect to get better? "Oh but you're faster than me because you've been doing it for longer" - yes, but when I started out, I was in your position, and I still made the time, and made myself go faster. A month is plenty for a first draft. I don't want to hear excuses. I want to hear the sound of furious keyboard mashing.
You're still here? You could be writing! MOVE!