GTD while STC
getting things done while saving the cat.
I've come up with a logline (still being refined, but it's a good logline at this point), and have come up with scene cards for the first act of the new script, and others. This morning I used post-its on top of index cards to start the storyboard. This is the top row; Act I.
I know you can't tell, but there's some really funny stuff there. Really.
And I can't wait to start writing. Really.
But I can't, because I'm going to keep going until I've outlined the rest of the script before I start writing, because I am doing this the Saving the Cat way. For once, I'm going to try and use logic and planning and the left side of my brain before I let the right side play.
But I couldn't keep going today because I had other things come up that called me away from it.
And then I came back to find post-its, index cards, gluestick, makeup, pens and pencils, the book SAVE THE CAT, my iPod and headphones, a bottle of Advil, an empty Jack-in-the-Box cup, a beat sheet, nail clippers, two moleskines, a telephone, water and a pill bottle and stuff all over my desk.
Writing is a messy business.
So I'm now whisking all my tools back into their proper places so that my desk will only have the things that actually belong on there until I can get to work on Act II.
You know the kinds of things.
A brass swan, Jane Austen, wooden frog, art deco ashtrays, metal sculpture lady on cell phone, white tiger, stuffed bird. The stuff that belongs on my desk.
Even though it is more than a little startled to realize there really is a desk there, and not just a mountain of papers, complete with landslides.
Because of GTD, I now have Organized Drawers, not to mention Places Where Things Belong.
Jane Austen is pleased.