Some of you may know that I have an interest in screenwriting. I took a class, read some books, purchased the software, and realized I was in waaaaaaaay over my head. Plus, the stories weren’t coming. I had plenty of ideas, to be sure. I even had beginnings and endings. The problem was, my stories had no middles (for a writer, that is a Major Problem.)
To add to my frustration, I have been convinced that the key to success is in my head (not literally; that would hurt.) In other words, if I want to move up in the world and attain great success, I just have to pull the stories out of my brain and put them down on paper. Easier said than done, of course.
As a middle ground, I began this blog, where I could get some of my stories out into the world in shortened form and feel a bit better that they were no longer known to me only. What I did not expect was the news I got last night:
I have been asked to submit a screenplay based on my post “Another Life.” I was asked to flesh out the story (I have yet to decide how) and submit at least 90 pages. In the movie world, 1 page = 1 minute of screen time (except in the case of Lord of the Rings in which 1 page = 10 minutes, or something like that), so they’re essentially asking for an hour and a half movie.
I have until June 15th to submit the screenplay. (Does anyone think I can do this???) The person asking works for an independent film company. I’ve looked up their titles, and I’m impressed. Meanwhile, I don’t want to say any more than that, because I’m almost guaranteed to jinx it if I do.
Please wish me luck, and if I seem to be absent online more than usual, you’ll know why.