OK, Zero Draft Thirty, I Am Now Here #ZD30script

Hello all! So I have decided to join the Zero Draft Thirty movement for March.

Yes, I know that I am five days late. Yes, I’m aware that I will be cheating a bit. So?

And?

Zero Draft Thirty is a concept from screenwriter Scott Myers (K-9, Alaska, Trojan War) and the good folks at Go Into The Story (henceforth referred to as GITS). The idea is for writers to hammer out an entire draft of a screenplay in a month.

This month. March.

They want you to go from  FADE IN to FADE OUT in that beautiful 12-point Courier font.

Well, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a screenplay. As GITS states on its site, it can be “any sort of creative goal you have in front of you. Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generate a month’s worth of story concepts. Whatever you feel will ratchet your creative ambitions into overdrive.”

So I’m going to use ZD30 to finish the zero draft of Untitled NYC Comedy. I’m already about a third of the way through, so if I follow GITS’ recommendation of writing four pages per day, I will finish well before the end of March.

But … but! That will give me time to begin the rewrite. Or to maybe start another project while giving me a necessary breather from Untitled NYC Comedy (which does actually have a title, I’m just not sharing it with you at this point in time). Maybe I’ll use those extra days to distribute the script to my beta readers and get some crucial feedback.

So yeah, that’s where I am today. Trying to remain creative and motivated in a world that constantly demands more and more of my talents and resources for shit I couldn’t care less about. Oy vey.

Aight, kids, there you have it. Should you see me tweet or otherwise share shit referring to Zero Draft Thirty, now you’ll know what I’m taumbout. Holler!

#ZD30script

Author: Jay Fingers

Complications arose, ensued, were overcome. | Novelist. Editor. Journalist. Screenwriter.

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