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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

"Rolling" On

Just a brief entry to note that I began writing Hell on Wheels today. Wrote the opening sequence, and hope to do more tonight, if I have the energy.

I figure if I can get down on myself when I'm not writing as I should be, I can also make a happy announcement when I am! :-)

I'll periodically check in to let you know my progress, though I don't think I'll jump on the Anaxagoras bandwagon and add the "progress bar" code that is becoming semi-ubiquitous in the blogosphere these days. I really dig it, actually. I'm just not so sure how people know exactly how many pages they're expecting their screenplays to be!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

Soon, Joel, soon you will see the wisdom of the progress bar. Then my plan for world domination will be complete...

3:39 AM  
Blogger William said...

Joel, just add it! Everyone else is doing it. C'mon. What's the matter? Ya scared?

Do it! Do it!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Don’t give in! Don't do it! (jk)

How about an open-ended progress bar? For every X pages you write, add another incremental unit that represents X, whether it's a bar, dash or bullet point. That way you don't have to pin yourself down to a set page count.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

If it is open-ended, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose? I don't know. I'll consider adding it! ;-)

7:22 AM  

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