Yes, I've started my screenplay. Which is to say, I'm working on assembling my cast. But I think I have too many main characters -12 potentials so far, and I'm not done. This is to be a multi-character, multi-plot film. but unlike Crash or Babel, all the characters interact in real time. How can I figure out the size of my cast?
Brainstorm! I shall watch an Agatha Christie movie and see how many people one can keep track of. I welcome any other suggestions for solving this problem.
Re: novel queries, the current count is: 11 sent and pending, 3 rejections, 1 requested manuscript, and 1 queried six weeks ago with no response and therefore presumed dead.