Work and screenPlay
A few personal updates:
1) Our contract was renewed, resulting in a nice raise for this blogger at his day job.
2) My temporary gig as a supervisor has been renewed as a second month, even as I defuse an ethical controversy over my role as the employee union’s grievance chair. I’m also now helping manager in steering two employees through performance improvement plans this month.
3) My experiment in screenwriting continues. I’m crafting a spec script for a TV pilot suggested by my “Mike Adams” character. Essentially, I’m trying to show how an overly confident Senator first got started in life, as a rudderless college freshman.
I’m finding that the first draft of a screenplay is not that hard to do – but unlike novels, it’s harder to gloss over minor imperfections during the rewriting stage. Overall, though, I think my writing style might lend itself more to screenwriting, so long as I avoid “info-dumping” in dialogue, simply because I never placed a lot of stock in a lot of physical description or in overly drawn-out scenes.