Now, when I had my play produced, Jim the director did change some things from how I had originally viewed them. He even offered suggestions for what I could do with the ending, but it was just me taking his advice and not him rewriting the script for me. It was all still my words, my story. I did find some stuff he added direction-wise that I wanted to actually write into the script, so it was a helpful experience. At least in theatre you’re required to respect the playwright’s work and not make any drastic alterations.
I guess I’ll have to learn more about it, maybe take a class on writing for film (CU Denver offers one). In any event, I have a lot of other projects to finish before I need to worry about that. Current plans for writing include editing and sending in Stareleon, writing a new version of my Dominion and Dionae short story, writing another children’s book, and starting to work seriously on my dark fantasy novel. I also think I ought to write out detailed scenarios for each of my stories, putting down all the ideas that I’ve come up with so far. That way I can easily organize things, and I don’t have to go searching through my tons of notes on little pieces of paper or trying to recall ideas I’ve thought up but never wrote down.