I’m rewriting a feature and TV pilot project at the same time, and I must say I’m sick of editing. I am so ready to move on to a new project. At times, it feels like it would be easier to start from scratch than to repair some of the problems I’ve discovered. Ugh. Griping a bit almost makes it better.
I have discovered a great list to review when you’re in screenplay editing mode. It’s Terry Rossio’s screenplay checklist. It covers Concept & Plot, Technical Execution, and Characters. I’m starting to recognize my recurring weaknesses. Now if I can just avoid them in the first place!