Wow, what an incredible week it's been. In one week, the following took place: I got to go to Akron, OH to see Lacey and Josh kick off their new tour and hang with them for a little bit. What an incredible show. So much energy and excitement in the room to see Lacey perform a great mix of Flyleaf, Solo, RLB and new songs. If that were the only thing, it would make it a great week.

But then I found out that her Granny was in the hospital up here in Pittsburgh. She had asked if I wanted to go and visit with her and there was no way I was NOT going to do that. So I made my way there on Tuesday and not only got to visit with her, but Gramps was there too. I found them to be the most delightful people and they told me some great stories. One of my favorite moments was when a nurse walked into the room and she asked if the nurse could come back later on saying "This nice young gentleman here is writing a movie about me." Funny lady! And Gramps was filled with character too. He was smiling the whole time I was there.

And finally, the biggest news of the week (oh, as if this other stuff wasn't big). Well, this blog is about the process of writing the script for this movie, so in that regards - it's big. Ok, I'll shut up and say it... I got to write "The End" on the first draft of the script. While it was amazing to write those words, there is still sooooo much work left to do in order to finish the script. Currently, I'm going through it to clean it up so I can consider it a "final first draft". The next steps are that we will go through the story and clean up some of the scenes for accuracy and then also decide whether or not those scenes are important to the story or not and either delete them, replace them or update them. That will begin the next phase which is 2nd draft. However, remember back when the story was getting to be too long and I had to scrap many pages? I was up to 130-some pages and still wasn't done, so I had to kind of rethink the story and start over. So you could kind of consider this final first draft a second draft, or maybe 1.5 (not going to nitpick). But the story is back up to 140 pages. That is long, but as I've said before - it's always better to have too much to scale back, then not enough and try to build up.

Because of Lacey and Josh being on tour right now, I'm not sure when we will be able to get together to go over the script and start picking it apart. Once I'm done cleaning it up, she will have it to review at her leisure and return it to me with some change notes. So the process will still continue until she gets back home. So until that happens, these blogs might be even more scarce. So hang in there for a little while. Just know that I'll be back as soon as there is more to tell.

Thanks again so much for your prayers and encouragement. Also your questions and comments via private messages. I love to see the enthusiasm so early on about this movie. Don't stop!!

Until next time (whenever that may be)...