It only took eleven and a half months, and my 110 page Martial arts script ended up going a 140 pages (Yikes) but I finally finished the first draft of Minion, typos and all.
Check it out if you want. ----- Minion:
Tong is a minion for the Warlord; however, when he is fired by the Warlord, he is forced by the local town to become their hero; unfortunately, Tong is even worse at being a Hero than he was at being a Minion.
My script sucks. The action is flat, the dialog is not clever, the descriptions; vague and long-winded. I managed to get the "catalyst" to page 12 (I would prefer page 10) but the "big event" is still past page 30.
I have cut 10 pages from the script just by chopping scenes that went too long, dialogue that lingered and jokes that fell flat.
Still, I need to cut 20 more pages and find a way to make the script jump off the page instead of sitting there, like a dead moss covered log.
Much better to get through it then go back and purge the parts that don't work!
I recommend that you do step #1 last... that way you don't waste time correcting parts you cut later. I think it's more important to correct the substance first, then the form.
I finished my first draft a few weeks ago. I took a break and now I'm ready to trim the fat. Luckily I managed to fit my drama into a nice 109 pages, although it still needs a lot of work. Maybe I'll check out your script sometime if I need a break :)