So I've been a bit lax with the updating for a few reasons:
1. Momz is in town, so I am eating my way through the weekend via every nearby restaurant
2. The Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga DVD. Oh, Bob.
3. My one-hour light drama pilot - I almost have a new draft finished, which is exciting
4. My feature - I'm working on a rewrite under the guidance of a rather successful and impossibly nice writer/director/producer, which is super exciting
5. 17 AGAIN - is it weird that I am unable to evaluate cinema intelligently when Zac Efron is present, and in aviators?
So yeah. Life and stuff. Until next time, I want you to think about tracking the feelings of your characters. It's a note I've gotten a few times and it's starting to sink in. Sometimes we think about our scripts in terms of plot, and that's certainly understandable - but how do your characters feel about all the things that are happening? What are their greater emotional journeys and arcs? Do they feel differently in the end than they did in the beginning? Is there consistency? If there are changes in feelings, are they on purpose? Understanding what our characters are feeling is an important step in understanding their motivations, and thus being able to root for (or at least be interested in following) people. That's how I see it, at least.