So I’m on page 75 on BOL revisions (Nick’s book) and I’ve already added at least 10 pages, handwritten and scrawled all over the back of the hard copy. Putting all of it into the computer is going to be a job in itself, but at least I’m finally making progress.

And if you remember me whining talking about the flashback I’d included in this book, and how I was back and forth about whether to keep the flashback as a flashback or open the book up with the scene taking place in the present moment. This morning, I’ve been working on the flashback scene, fleshing it out, making the impact greater. And I had one of those light bulb moments, like, this is why I wanted the scene to be in flashback in the first place. In fact, I said it out loud, but the four year old didn’t seem that impressed, especially because Elmo doesn’t make great use of flashbacks and backstory.

Moral of story – I started the story where I did for a reason. I needed the backstory as flashback for a reason. My writing instincts knew it, even if I didn’t. And I love it when that happens. Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that it makes sense to the crit partners.

Okay, I guess I’ve procrastinated long enough – your turn . Quiz nicked from Jaq:

Francis Ford Coppola
Your film will be 57% romantic, 24% comedy, 34% complex plot, and a $ 50 million budget.
Filmography: The Conversation, The Godfather (and Pt. 2 and Pt. 3), Apocolypse Now, Peggy Sue Got Married, Jack, etc. He notoriously went WAY overbudget with Apocolypse Now which sort of maimed his career since. He’s been doing a lot of small films lately which may give your life story an inside track. A high-budget simple romantic drama is best in the hands of this modern master filmmaker.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 72% on action-romance
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You scored higher than 8% on humor
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You scored higher than 41% on complexity
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You scored higher than 96% on budget

Link: The Director Who Films Your Life Test written by bingomosquito on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Steph T.