Writing 8th draft of the new film. Was struggling with a dark sequence for 7 drafts, finally found a way into it this morning that made it come alive. As always it came from thinking of the characters more deeply.
Earlier this month (Jan. 5th), he posted a picture that showed the number of drafts he wrote for his screenplay (the tweet photo is below). He tweeted:
Finished draft 7 of new feature script. Screenwriting makes me so miserable & brings me such peace. It is every one of my flaws & every one of my strengths laid bare under the harshest of bulbs. To stay unflinching under that light is the trick.