I went to bed at 2.30am after managing to shovel out my quota in just a couple of hours. As soon as my head hit the pillow the beginning of the script began re-writing itself. In an insistent fashion that would not allow (much) sleep. I was dreaming about the flipping thing, when I wasn’t awake pondering it.
I gave up at 6.30am and got up. So, the beginning of the script has been completely re-written.
I think it’s a much stronger opening, with better establishment of the main characters, and their problems, and conflicts.
I’m just not enthusiastic about how this is going to impact on the rest of the script.
Fuck it anyway. I was only about 10 pages from the end.
I suspect a massive re-write is now underway. Some of the screenplay is salvageable, of course, but there is a lot of new work to be done.
It’s going to be a hard slog to complete this draft by the deadline.