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Saturday, March 11, 2006

STC Review

By the way, I finally got around to writing a real review of save the cat in my reading blog.


At 12:35 AM, Blogger Cynthia said...

Oh, look at you with 62% prep done. What a show-off.


At 7:34 AM, Blogger pooks said...

Well ... I'm kind of guessing. I'm not very good at numbers.

I mean, how DO you count "logline" and the various steps up to the cards?


At 9:40 AM, Blogger Cynthia said...

I know. It's too much to ask -- deal with HTML and do math as well. :P (for me anyway)

When I put the prep progress bar on my blog I thought, well add up the steps - 15 beats, 40 scene cards and whatever -- that'd be 100%. So, if there are 67 steps and 67 = 100% then all I'd have to do is a little math to know what % of 67 (100) would be the progress if I'd completed 3 of the steps. And then I thought, are you insane? Maybe I'll just put how many days I worked on the prep before I was finished.

Like figuring out the plot isn't hard enough -- I'm going to take up math at this late date. Don't think so.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger pooks said...

Okay, I did it in order. Starting at the beginning of the book. So by the time I got to the scene cards I felt like I'd already done a lot.

As of yesterday I had 22 scene cards done (including the major beats). I figured if I add the other I've done over 50%. But since I'm not sure how long it will take to do the other cards I dont want to jinx myself by giving credit for TOO much, so -- 62%.

Math. My way.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger pooks said...

But now that I look more closely...

I probably have more scenes than I'm giving myself credit for. I've sometimes put more two of three scene-post-its on one card, because I thought of them as two or three parts of a whole. But in some cases, they may still play out as separate scenes. In one case the three short bits together wont take a page so I'll leave them on the same card. In others, I need to give that more thought.

In other words, I don't know what the hell I'm doing, do y'all?

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Cynthia said...

No, but thanks for asking.



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