Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yesterday was one of those days that writers live for—the day when that one significant moment snaps into place and the entire story unlocks and its ending is thrown open before you. It's more than just an aha, it's the undeniable knowledge that you will finish. As if you already had, and someone well-meaning traveler from the future let you have a peek at how it all ends.

Even with an outline, this was still the collision of all those little subconscious details exploding in revelation and motivation. The part where you astound yourself, and one illusion evolves into another—something new that the audience hadn't seen previously in the show.

It makes you feel rather clever.

2 comments:

C. Leigh Purtill said...

I love when that happens. You can see the whole story, or even just the last third of it, unfolding right before your eyes. So glad that's happening for you. :)

Christina said...

Those are good moments and it doesn't hurt to feel like you actually put something together right.