There are a few little things I need before throwing down the pages. I’m talking script pages. Not brainstorming. Those ideas can go on anything that takes ink; a receipt, a memo pad, the back of an envelope. I’m using an outline for this script, but I don’t look at it often.
For script pages everything has to be just right or it’s a no go. Here’s what I need besides the computer and screenwriting software (Final Draft).
1) At least the midnight hour.
2) Noise cancelling headphones.
3) Ipod loaded with music, music, music. I’ve been listening to a lot of metal for this screenplay.
4) Diet Dr. Pepper.
5) Ice from Sonic. Pellet shaped. Here’s a photo.
I write something every single day. Sometimes it is just a few words. Sometimes it is a few pages. It is hardly ever a ton of pages. I know someone who once wrote 75 script pages in one day. She’s a ninja screenwriter. She can fess up to it in comments if she wants.
Do you have any eccentric writing habits?