The First Notch
Well we did it. Our first set of scripts have passed inspection and we're off to the races.
It feels really good too. Just to get the scripts done in the first place was a large accomplishment of Doug and I writing and brainstorming on our own. When we finally showed them to other people, we got a lot of great notes, but it forced us to think deeper and harder about the scripts we had already written. Each draft got better and better.
When we turned in the last round I was exhausted. I almost couldn't think about those stories anymore. We went back and polished everything again, and did some major structural reworking. We we hit send on the email, I really felt like we left it all on the field. We had done the work and hopefully it showed.
It did. We got the feedback today and they were really impressed. We took their notes and ran with them and then pushed even harder to exceed them. When we got the notes today, it was just a few minor fixes.
I was relieved they liked it and proud of our efforts.
That feeling passed quickly because there is still a ton of work to be done. Finalizing casting and designs, and creating the first soundtrack.
There is a lot of work to be done, but today was a good day and a new phase has begun.