Good evening, everyone! I just wanted to give a quick update on a script I wrote a first draft of a while back: From Single to Married. I mentioned it in a previous blog how this is a script I wrote for the Script Frenzy challenge. In a week. With a concussion.
When I had started this challenge, which consisted on writing a script in 30 days, I had just recovered from an ankle injury, and started off with a bang. Then I was involved in a car accident where I was seriously injured and came out with a huge concussion, to the level initially a doctor told me I was never going to be the same again.
So, I said to myself "it's not a matter of if, just a matter of when I get back to normal, and one of the things I wanted to do was finish this challenge. There was a week left in the challenge and I was far behind, and with my concussion, not only was I still with a huge headache, I was seeing double (I would be seeing double for three more months afterwards). But I was decided, I was a man possessed. I told myself if I couldn't push through with a script, then the doctor was right and I would just have to conform to a new reality. But I've never been the type to conform.
For that week I barely slept, I typed, I cried in pain and frustration, and with only 5 minutes left to mid nite, I finished the 100 page script.
It was one of my personal greatest moments in my life. Still in pain. Still seeing double. But now with the expectation that "hey, I did this in 1 week and a concussion, and a scar that had taken 13 stitches to close a wound that was still pulsating, then I can get through this and get back to normal". So this story has a special pace in my heart.
They story is a bit unbalanced, but it was a first draft and the feedback I got was strong enough that I was considering adapting it from a movie script to either a prose book or a graphic novel.
I'm leaning into doing a second draft and first doing it as a prose book and later on adapt it to a graphic novel. I do want to do that second draft at least in mid 2021, and chip away at it to maybe end of 2021. Depending on feedback I may take more or less time on it. This is a straight up romantic comedy and the first time I attempted at doing one. It's the story of these two coworker who happen to be close friends, and after a seemingly innocent prank she pulls on his friend, unknowingly their lives get turned upside down and nothing is the same for either of them.
This is one story that has a spot in my heart and I am passionate about doing my all to not only putting this story out there, but it being one of my best works ever. As always, thank you all for reading, catch you all next blog, stay safe!