11/24/08 — Today I’m working on a detailed synopsis (known in the screenwritingworld as a treatment) of ATTACK OF THE MUTANT UNDERWEAR: TAKE TWO. Essentially, I’m walking my way through the story, scene by scene, figuring out which way it might go. I say “might go” because I’ve learned from experience that no matter how much prewriting I do, the story will evolve and change as I work on it.
Which is good. Creative impulses and leaps of imagination often provide the best material, and are ignored at the story’s peril. So I plan, but with an open mind, ready to embrace surprises as they come along, whenever they come along.