Monday, August 15, 2005

A finished first draft

I just completed the first draft of "Sheep's End", a fantasy comedy/adventure. I suppose most readers will compare it to "Shrek" or "The Princess Bride" but it doesn't really share the same vibe. "Sheep's End" has a lot more ass jokes.

I was a bit worried I wouldn't get to the magic 90 pages, but I ended up at 91. The screenplay has three songs in it, so that will add some running time. I'm not worried about its length any longer. I'll clean it up and send it out to a first round of readers.

I wrote "Sheep's End" as an exercise in emotion. After a dozen years of journalism, I find it hard to infuse what I write with enough emotional conflict to make a compelling story. I hope I got it down. I'll find out.


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