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First "Robin Hood" Update

So, I'm on my way. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday going over the support material that I received from the studio and mapping out in fairly broad terms the approach I'd take to writing the "Robin Hood" movie novelization. Today, I began the actual writing. Now, normally I write 6 to 8 pages a day -- about 1500 to 2000 words. That's a pretty good pace for me. But that pace is way too slow for this project, given the early January deadline I'm facing. Of all the elements of this project, the timeline is the part that was scaring me most.

Well, today I wrote 17 pages. Yeah, 17. 4,300 words. If I can maintain that pace, I'll have no problem with the deadline. Better still, it was enormously fun. I got to write in the point of view of Robin Hood and Marion of Loxley, of Friar Tuck and King Richard the Lionheart. How could that not be fun?

More as it develops.

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barry_king
Dec. 4th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
This is great. I'm really happy for you.
davidbcoe
Dec. 4th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, Barry. I appreciate that.
catsparx
Dec. 4th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Monty Python ruined Robin Hood for me forever...
davidbcoe
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Huh. Kevin Costner nearly ruined it for me....
catsparx
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Kevin Costner totally crucified The Postman. if I ever meet that guy I'm gonna sock him in the kisser!
shsilver
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Now if only David could sneak in a minor character named Dennis Moore.
davidbcoe
Dec. 5th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Wik a moose?
blakecharlton
Dec. 4th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Cussing 4,300 words!!!
davidbcoe
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. Jealous, aren't you? The secret is keeping a six-pack of those tiny 5 hour energy drink bottles by your side....
blakecharlton
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
could be jealousy. what does it mean when one keeps weeping and just saying 4000 words! that just...beautiful, man."?
alanbaxter
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
I'm kinda jealous. Not of the deadline or the word count. Just jealous that you get to write Robin Hood. And I'm with Cat - Costner deserves a sock in the kisser for his many, many travesties.
davidbcoe
Dec. 5th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Robin Hood is pretty cool. Today was a bit more of a slog than yesterday ("only" 3500 words) but I imagine that's how this will go: good days followed by not-so-good days. I can live with that.
alanbaxter
Dec. 5th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm sure you'll nail it.
kmarkhoover
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good start. Keep going!
davidbcoe
Dec. 5th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mark. I'm trying.
mythusmage
Dec. 6th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men
Feared by the bad!
Loved by the good!
Robin Hood!
Robin Hood!
Robin Hood!

Cary Elwes: Unlike any other Robin Hood I'm the only one who speaks with an English accent.

Just doing what I can to make you doubt my sanity.
davidbcoe
Dec. 7th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the laugh. I think I'll avoid any commentary on your mental health.... ;)
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