After 4 long years of script revisions and life, I’ve finally pumped out another page of my project of passion: Regret: A Cancer Survivor’s Story. The following video shows you my process for creating these pages:
Here is what my script page looked like:
PAGE SIX (3 panels)
Panel 1. View of a lonely Facebook screenshot of some sort.
In all seriousness, I was starting to worry – not just because he promised to help us get a discounted hotel room, working security for MGM and all, but because of the abruptness of his disappearance. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened, but it WAS he who tracked ME down this time.
Panel 2. View of me sitting stunned behind the computer.
A month later, he finally chimed into me via Facebook again, apologizing for not helping with the hotel, but he’d been in the hospital that past week and found out that he had bile duct cancer. He was a little scant on details, but I couldn’t blame him for not wanting to hang out online after finding out something so messed up.
Panel 3. Long shot of me sitting at my desktop computer.
So, left with this little tidbit of apocalyptic news, I was left to surf the internet with questions. According to the American Cancer Society website, typically this type of cancer doesn’t show any symptoms until you’re in stage 2, which provides for about a 10 – 40% 5 year survival rate in the most optimistic of cases.
I couldn’t help to think that he’d always professed that he wanted to live fast and die young, but I don’t think he had THIS in mind.
My goal is to produce 24-36 pages of this 100 page story by September and to finish the whole thing by 2017. I should have the first issue out in October, without much promotion or fanfare, so please keep an eye out for this. Sign up for my newsletter for updates on this project and my other projects.