As I plan the final read-through/s and edit/s (hedging my bets here!) of Interrupted Lives, the thoughts at the back of my mind have been pushing forward. They are of a three-quarters complete first draft.
I left the manuscript at that point for a couple of reasons. I had finally heard back from publishers with feedback on Interrupted Lives, and went back to editing and working on that. The other – very minor! – point was that I was stuck at that part of the first draft.
I’ve decided to go back and do more planning on the partially complete first draft, as I spent less time on that than I usually do.
A comment on the blog a while ago mentioned Save The Cat by Blake Snyder, which I’ve been reading and finding very helpful, so many thanks for putting me onto that. On the topic of screenwriting – writing is writing whatever the end medium – is this post on getting a different perspective to a troublesome scene.