You've not heard from me in a while, and it's because I've had my nose in transcripts for quite some time. Last weekend I wrote a really long blog post, but never published it. This week, as I worked on the film, I paused to think, "I must edit that post and let our team know where we are in the process, or at least let them know I'm still working hard at it." Then I look back at the work in front of me and dive back into the deep end. I find that the quiet has been necessary for concentration, and it has been rewarding.
I have to confess, the process of reviewing the transcripts and piecing together the screenplay is both a labor of love and a thrill. The pieces have been floating around in my head for so long that I am elated to put them in order. I look forward to the moment of relief--when the film is finished and being burned on DVD--where I can stand back and think, "Wow, that was fun. Now I can dust off my hands and start navigating the next uncharted territory." The entire process has been an adventure, and each step teaches me new lessons.
My family, friends, and anyone else interested in following this process: it is thrilling. I pinch myself in disbelief regularly while working on it. I honestly cannot wait to show you the finished product about the Montagnards, and I protest my dedication to making it the best we possibly can make. Keep the thoughts and positive wishes going, it is most encouraging!