No better feeling than getting to type those beautiful words: the end.
Scene after scene, page after page, month after month, my good friend and I worked tirelessly on a feature film script. Through tough blocks of frozen minds, spewing crap and rewriting. Through countless hours of heated debates over syntax and character synopsis. Through Skype, FaceTime, GoogleChat video conferences, most leading to nothing more than a handful of “can you hear me” or “this connection sucks.” Like friends do, through thick-and-thin, we got through it.
This is not the first project I’ve finished, not the first for him either, and definitely not the last we will do together. I just like to express that alluring moment when you have no more to tell, when you finished your tale and the hero has won, when you dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s, and you get to write “the end.”
Now comes the harder part, of course, when you have to butcher your work and make it fit some frame that might appeal to someone, someone with a wad of cash that is willing to create something you’ve written. Well, editing is tough, but it’s half the job. So to all of you working on something, keep working, that finish line always seems far, but it’s only just a few more hours of work away. Sometimes it can be dreadful, but that feeling when you type those last few letters, it makes it all worth it. You’re done. Finished. Finito. Fin. Kaput. And every other way of saying you created something to be proud of. The end.
– Nahuel F.A.