It was easier because the characters were already in my head and the plot was already laid out for me.
It was harder for the same reasons. 🙂
I was able to elaborate some–for purposes of clarification, to deepen characterization, to add a deeper spiritual component–but I didn’t think it’d be right or necessary to take the story off on a tangent.
A certain fact about Peyton’s previous marriage comes out in the movie script–a development I hadn’t considered and probably wouldn’t have considered. I could see why the screenwriter added it–to add conflict, the root of all drama–but it wasn’t the sort of “unexpected”plot twist I would have added. (LOL–I would have probably given someone a rare and fatal brain disease. Just kidding.)
In any case, the project was enjoyable and I am pleased with the final result. I hope you enjoy the book, too.
Tomorrow: summary thoughts.