Thursday, 7 August 2014

Street Savior First Draft Screenplay Finished!

It was a long time in the making, but the screenplay that constitutes the first draft of my upcoming book, Reading The Dead: Street Savior is now officially complete! All of the plot elements leading into the next book, the character development, and the dialogue are ready to go! The next step is to write my second draft, the actual book based on this scripted version. Believe it or not, the hard part's over!

The story that I began in January 2013, briefly sidetracked by life issues and work on a separate novella, can now move forward with my personal stamp of approval. Things are about to change in a big, big way for Sarah Milton and friends, starting here! When I wrote the first screenplay that kickstarted this book series in 2011, it was geared for a 120-minute film. Book two more than doubled that to 283 scripted pages. Now, this latest outing is raising the bar once more, clocking in at 586 pages. I guesstimate that will put the finished book somewhere in the vicinity of 700-800 pages of cover-to-cover fun and explosive entertainment. This is undoubtedly the most exciting outing of the series yet, and starts the countdown for the breathtaking final moments of The Sarah Milton Chronicles.

Reading The Dead: Street Savior introduces a whole cast of new, interesting characters into the "lives" of Sarah Milton and Anna Nigma, as well as bringing back familiar and not-so-familiar faces in a big way.

Among the most colorful character of the bunch is our newest antagonist, Vera Mendez, a former street gang leader whose multiple personalities are a constant source of trouble for those close to her.

For your reading enjoyment, I'm providing the opening minutes of the screenplay. A pair of mysterious twins brutally break Vera out of a prison convoy, releasing chaos onto the streets of an unsuspecting city. Read all about her escape now, well before the book is released, by downloading the script teaser in PDF form here:

Be sure to keep checking back for more news and information about this thrilling installment in the Reading The Dead series.