At page 36 in my screenplay (ie -- at some point last week), I ran into a problem. Specifically, that my protagonist was considering whoring herself out in order to solve a problem. I wasn't even thinking of the moral aspects of this particular problem of hers, is the thing -- I just assumed, hey, she wants something, she can use sex to get it, you go girlfriend.
Fortunately, her best friend showed up and reminded my protagonist that most human beings DON'T put out to get what they want. But because the best friend in question also is morally questionable (she downloads music, people! She STEALS) I had to write myself a handy little note in the outline for the next scene (don't look, Grandma):
THEY DO NOT FUCK AT TEH END OF THIS SCENE. REPEAT. NO FUCKING HERE. THAT IS ALL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
But once I reached the end of that scene, I discovered that I didn't have the heart to delete my handy little note. So now, it's hovering at the end of my screenplay as I write forward. Tonight, it wishes to remind me that no, no matter how big a whore my protagonist is, she will not be screwing her brother at the end of this scene.
I think around page 50, though, she's gonna start having sex. I'll have to delete my note, and sadness will fall upon the land.
Until, of course, I write Nun Romance.* Then I'll need that note in a big bad way.
*I have no plans to write Nun Romance. But if you do, well, mazel tov, and send me what you got. Just make sure that it's totally hot. And free of intercourse.