I told myself to shut it and just write the rest of the story. I reminded myself that I could easily go back later back and add a scene or two somewhere. I was confident I could even make sense of it. So I shrugged off the worry and continued writing.
I kept going, telling the rest of the story. I knew where it was headed. I knew exactly what the end was and how to get there. When the story was done, I wrote in my first ever FADE TO BLACK.
I was excited. I got through telling a story as a screenplay! I survived it!
I was nervous that I would have to go back and add things to hit my page count.
I told trusty CeltX to run my screenplay in PDF format so I could get a page count. When it coughed it up, I almost broke my jaw from it hitting the floor. My page count was 100 exactly. Four or five more lines and it would have been 101. I had read that a 100 page screen play would be approximately 20K words. My hundred pages was 19,192 words.
I did it. I told a story, in a format that was Mandarin to me when I started, using a thought process that was Samoan to me at the beginning, to hit a goal that looked doable but challenging.