Aggravating

Peoria, Arizona
March 17, 2017 5:46pm CST
This has to be the most aggravating thing when being a writer. Especially a screenwriter. While writing this script, it was coming to the ending and I realised that the last line was on its own page. Why must this happen? It is such a waste of a page! So, I thought, "Well, this script is only 21 pages. I like my scripts to be at least 22-24" and I removed a scene before finishing because I was afraid of running out of room until this happened and happily added the scene back in! It was one of those scenes that did not matter if it was gone or not, but it had a line in that I really wanted and got to add it. So I added in that scene and then I go down to see if it took up another page at the end of the script and...it did it again. It is now 22 pages, but still, the last line is on its own page! Why must this happen to me? If there is any pet peeve I have in writing, it is this one. So now I am editing and I am adding things in, taking things out. Just trying to get at least a quarter of a page filled instead of just one little line. Ugh.
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@theBlock (2627)
• United States
17 Mar 17
@DesirousDreamer I'm-sure-you'll-be-happy-and-content-with-the-finished-product....Keep-writing!
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• Peoria, Arizona
18 Mar 17
Haha I was. On to the next script haha
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@theBlock (2627)
• United States
19 Mar 17
@DesirousDreamer I-do-wish-you-well-on-all-future-works!
• Peoria, Arizona
20 Mar 17
@theBlock Thank you very much!
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@Kandae11 (36907)
17 Mar 17
I am sure you will eventually get it just the way you want it.
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• Peoria, Arizona
18 Mar 17
It didn't take that long. I went to school for this, I know have to give myself extra
@moirai (1853)
• Philippines
23 Mar 17
Hehehe. Would it be against some rule if you change the font size or spacing or something?
• Peoria, Arizona
24 Mar 17
Yes haha scripts need to be in Coutier New and at a 12 point font. And spacing is a big no no. It isn't like novel writing.
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@moirai (1853)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
@DesirousDreamer xD How about... using a slightly longer paper size? Hahaha.
• Peoria, Arizona
27 Mar 17
@moirai Haha, nope! Screenwriting is very very structured. Some people will not even accept your script if you have a 3 hole punch in it.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 Mar 17
I'm sure you'll get it sorted out. One of the things about being a writer is being able to be creative when it counts the most!
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Mar 17
Haha especially when it is your job. Kind of have to be creative 24/7
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
20 Mar 17
@DesirousDreamer I know, right? And sometimes it's VERY hard to be creative on demand!
• Peoria, Arizona
20 Mar 17
@CRK109 That is when you just take a nap and go for it haha
@tzwrites (4912)
• Romania
19 Mar 17
That really is a bit annoying. Wasted space
• Peoria, Arizona
20 Mar 17
Haha yep, but I managed to fix it
@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
18 Mar 17
Take a second breath, then start back things will began to have good out come.
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Mar 17
Well, I figured it out, it really isnt that hard haha it is just annoying how things happens.
@franxav (5064)
17 Mar 17
Writers especially screen writers have these hiccups! I'm sure you'll get over it and the finished piece will be more beautiful than all that went before.
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Mar 17
Haha it isn't that hard. it is just called editing.