June is going to be the craziest month for myself and my family. I will be going to the Austin Television Festival the first weekend. The same weekend my kids finish their school year and I will be flying home on the day my son starts his immersion therapy. About two weeks of the start of summer break with three children again will be interesting. My son will have the therapy 5 days a week for three hours in the morning, so it will be like he is still in school. My daughter decided she doesn’t want to do anything fun for the summer, like sports, but I think I will sign her up for at least one thing just in case. She has made so many friends in the neighborhood, I don’t have to really worry about her being bored. The last weekend of June and first of July, the whole family will be in Florida to visit my husband’s 2 older sons and, after our time with them, going to Disney World for the first time. I am super excited and we have decided to put out the extra money to stay close to the resort to save time. When the kids need a break, we just take them back to the hotel. Naps can happen while someone takes the oldest to the pool or more of the part. I know my husband will delight in the nap times.
Once we return, I hope to just chill for a couple weeks. If I get to go to San Diego Comic Con, of course I will go, but getting badges isn’t looking very likely this year. 🤷♀️ Will see. There’s also the Austin Film Festival and another festival in Setptember. If my script gets an award at the other festival, I will definitely be going to that one. Short trips though. We shall see. I am debating going to a novel writers conference. If not this year, then next year maybe. It’s a completly different industry and I want to make sure I’m as versed as I can in both as I go forward.
Right now, I just want to finish this “short” script I started that has turned into something much longer than anticipated. Up until two days ago I had every intention of keeping it under 40 pages, but then I added a twist which changed the whole dynamic and, therefore, length of the story. This could be really awesome, or it could bite me in the ass. I just know I really want to see this one go somewhere, festival wise. I would be really disappointed if I have a script I can’t do anything with because of the length being neither a feature or a short. I could make it a series but it would have to be rewritten.
Wish me luck on that front. I think I’m going to need it. 😬