scripts


Man, ScriptFrenzy was a bust. Final wordcount: 3407. Behold my shame. Then again, I haven’t had two days off in a row in over a month, so… yeah.
I hereby rename the project “ScriptSloth,” and I’ll keep working on it.
Other projects include the NaNovel rewrite–it’s in critique right now. I should probably be working on that right this second, but I’m tired.

I don’t think there’s any way I’m going to be able to do Script Frenzy. I’m just going to be putting in too much overtime this month.
I’ll keep working on the script, but I’m officially giving myself permission to not finish.

My creepy government conspiracy Script Frenzy script is coming out humor. Maybe it’ll get creepy later. Maybe it’s meant to be funny. If not, oops.

It’s also going slowly, which is bad, because I’m supposed to write 20,000 words in June. And I should be writing now.

Because Brian double-triple-dog-cat dared me.

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I have bronchitis and have for two weeks, so in lieu of actual content, you get linky goodness.
Max Adams is reading for the Nicholl again. She has advice from the trenches that should be obvious (but obviously isn’t) on brads, humor, and action.
Also, Script Frenzy is coming up and I need a script idea. Winging it is part of the fun of NaNoWriMo, but I don’t want to sit down and stare blankly at my computer and finally write 20,000 words of “Kitty Legal,” the cat-based Boston Legal parody. 😉

Yes, I’m still a slacker. But this is a really good query! Honest! Quality is better than quantity, although in an ideal world there would be both.
I’m also considering not bothering with the SASEs in my script queries. It would be different if they scribbled “No!” on my query and stuffed it into the SASE, but no. They’re throwing my postage away. It’s not like the $4.07 in SASEs that have already been thrown away is going to break me or anything, it’s more that it’s annoying. I mean, I could use that postage for short story SASEs instead.
In the case of one of my first queries, I pulled up the file and noticed a GINORMOUS TYPO OF D00M!!!!! in the query. I kept waiting for the recipient to get out a red pen and write, “GR, F,” and drop it into my SASE, but apparently mocking me is not worth the effort. Alas.
I’m currently at 3 queries out and 4 contest entries. I’m done with the contest entries for this year, though. I meant to be done at 3. Blame Misha.
Is it June yet? I was going to try to use Celtx for Script Frenzy because the file format is subversion-friendly. Of course, I have no idea what I’m going to write…

Script Frenzy’s teaser site is up! I’m so there!

NaNoEdMo starts in two days. So why am I excited about Script Frenzy instead? I used to love editing and agonize over first drafts. I think NaNoWriMo cured me of the agonizing, so maybe that’s part of it.
I have no idea what I’m going to do for Script Frenzy, by the way. It’ll probably be genre so I can inflict it on Critters, but other than that… I suppose I have until June to figure it out. I’ll poke around my idea file and see if anything comes up, too.
NaNoEdMo will be cool. Fifty hours of editing in a month! I’m still not sure whether I’ll admit to this novel in public or not, though. I haven’t read it since November. I wanted to get some distance first.
Yes, I’m editing the NaNoWriMo novel. I expect it to grow in revisions.

I accidentally printed out the wrong script to go to Scriptapalooza. (Yeah, I’ve had a hard month at work.) Maybe I should send it to Austin after all. It’s been rewritten since they saw it, after all.
Unless anyone can suggest someplace better. The floor is open! Where should I send “Double Feature”?

My Hollywood Creative Directory is on its way. I received one of my two first script queries back in the mail as undeliverable. D’oh! Short fiction markets are all over the Internet, but this is not the case for the places I want to send scripts. (The online version of the Hollywood Creative Directory is $250 a year. Ulp. Maybe if I start selling or win the lottery.)
I’m running a little behind on the short story a month plan, but not badly. I still think I can crank out nine this year if I try. (No short stories during NaNoWriMo, NaNoEdMo, or Script Frenzy.) I may write a play instead of a short story one month, or for Script Frenzy. Or not, but it’s an idea I’ve been vaguely contemplating for awhile. I just think it would be fun. I’ve improved the script reporting in my submissions tracker. I’m also not sure how I’m fitting Lizardfic into that plan, but I really need some short fiction. I don’t have enough in circulation.
After NaNoEdMo comes Critters for the NaNoWriMo novel, unless I decide I hate it. 😉 If I don’t hate it, I’ll have to do something with it. I’ve updated my submissions tracker to handle novel queries and submissions. (Fear me! my Geek-Fu is powerful.)

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