Well, we’ve made the final tweaks for the feature romantic comedy called An Unfinished Work. We posted earlier about how this script came into existence and, after a few days to re-read and pray and contemplate, we made the last of some needed changes to fill out the first draft.
One of the things I love about the writing process, especially after asking the Holy Spirit to lead the way, is how something that you write into the script innocuously early on ends up playing an integral part of the plot later on in the story.
Its like the Holy Spirit already knows how the entire story will flesh out and is simply putting in nuggets of plot and character that will be illuminated to you later in the writing process.
Since the filming of our Nikki & Babs series I have learned to trust my spiritual instincts. If I feel the Lord has inspired me to write, I write. To film, I film. Whatever the Lord asks, I try to be aware of it so I may jump in with both feet.
Having that trust is like having a very large net below you as you leap from one circus trapeze to another. It is very freeing and allows you to follow your God-given instincts to the best of your ability.
Having said all that, I also know that most first drafts seem magical in the writers mind, but often have flaws that they are not yet aware of simply because they are basking in the glow of their new creative endeavor. After a few weeks or months the glow will fade and only then can the writer objectively revisit the script and see where things need to be changed, rewritten, cut or expounded upon.
So, the script will require more fixes. For now, however, we’ll enjoy the glow the accompanies completing the first draft of a script.