I'm a little stacked until Monday. It is worth explaining why to the Spec-Monkeys, as it is somewhat illuminating of the Game as she is played up in the rare air.
The trip to London was to meet a director for the script I just finished. Now, this script was as well-received as is possible. I adapted a book that had been in development for literallly twenty years, and we got a star, a happy studio, and a director all on the first draft. The script, to be fair, was the most difficult job I've had in five years. It fucking near killed me. However this is, in Spec-Monkey terms, the Big Win. It doesn't get better.
So, with a script as well-liked as that by all involved, we sat down, nodded pleasantly, and began the notes.
We're stripping out half of the antagonists, restructuring the entire POV of the first act, relocating two of the three main set pieces, changing the MacGuffin, changing both stars' backstories, and changing the ending.
Oh, and all this has to be done in just under a month.
Now, I actually like and agree with all these ideas (very smart director, and Akiva Goldsman knows something about the typing business). But fair warning to the Spec-Monkeys: "Writing is rewriting" doesn't apply to just your rough drafts.
Sidebar: Thanks to BeaucoupKevin, I now know there's a Wikipedia page for Infinite Crisis. Why should I care? Well, first, the link to Crisis on Infinite Earths finally allows me to understand that accursed miniseries without having to reread it. Why should you care? You'll see ... Let's just say, soon, we will have a new batch of interested/angry Kung Fu Monkeys swinging through here.