It's clear that I need to build sympathy for the main character, because he's kind of pathetic (much like I was). I also need to tie his "issues" to the other two parts, the biggest of which being that he just doesn't have the balls to hook up with girls. Also tough, I need to tie the female lead to the female leads in the other two parts.
And it all has to happen this week, because I want to submit the script to Project Greenlight, and the deadline is Saturday. I don't expect to win or anything, but I do expect the reviewers to rip it to shreds. That's OK if it's the right reviewers. I mean, I don't know anything about writing a screenplay, so I can use the advice. Of course, if I get reviewed by some wannabe film school student that doesn't like anything, I'll have to take that with a grain (or shaker) of salt.
In other news, I did some video editing for a consulting gig. I was kind of dreading it, but I really like editing in Avid if it's something I can just crank out. Also makes me think about video cameras, and how bad I'd love to have a good one (with some lights, microphones and such).
I'm starting to think that even if I can never get my film made, maybe I can do some simple shorts and screen them on the Web. I'd still need the gear, but what fun it would be, to really craft something special in under 30 minutes. It's more of a writing challenge than anything else.