Strange day… I made much progress on the step outline.
Yep, that’s the strange part.
Since I am moving out in less than two weeks (the end of my lease), the work of preparing for that move has recently crowded its way into my story development time. While I make it a daily habit to always achieve some measure of progress on the screenplay, they have been token advances for the last several days.
But today was different…
Somehow, in the midst of all my packing, apartment hunting, and handling a couple of freelance client needs, I managed to squeeze in a good three hours of screenwriting, in fact making great advances on the step outline.
When I’m working on the outline, I’m normally referring frequently to the story conceptualization board on the wall with its carefully arranged note cards, laid out chronologically along the story timeline, grouped step by step.
But, like I said, today was different
In this earlier post, I spoke against the possible perception that all these notes on the board were chaos. But today, the board really is chaos, as you can see:
If you look closely, you can still barely make out the chronological note card arrangement half-buried amidst all the other junk.
What the… what happened?!
I blame it on the move preparation. To make sure I get my full security deposit back, I’m cleaning off anything I have on the walls (with the conceptualization board being the only remaining exception) so I can patch up holes with speckling paste and touch up with paint if necessary.
So, I’ve temporarily made this board the waiting room for anything that I had on the walls around my office but didn’t want to pack away yet.
So, yeah, it’s chaos, just as it appears to be.
“But only temporarily,” he insisted defensively.