A lot has happened since my last post. First and most exciting, on Tuesday I received an email telling me that Summons had become a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest script competition. I can not tell you how excited I was. I got into this on a whim. I happened to follow a very well known and successful screenwriter on Twitter because of something funny she commented on someone else’s post. I literally though, lets just see how this new writing goes for me, without knowing a single thing about it. Then...THEN! I got another email the following day, informing me that Summons had bumped up to Finalist. Now, I have three finalist certificates for Summons, and a semi-finalist status. I still have a few festivals I entered, I got a little crazy, I know. My next step is pitching to the Austin Television Festival in June. The pitch is a 90 second YouTube video and is due the end of next week. I have already started to test out how long it takes me to just blurt it out, no prep, no notes, and see how it goes. I suck at notes, I hate memorizing stuff, so I’m going to do it as natural as possible to make it as confident as I can. As I understand, confidence in your script’s story is a huge part of pitching it, not just the story and characters.
Today, I believe, we are expecting to receive notice on who the winners are. So fingers crossed for Summons!
Thank you for your support, guys. I know I’m a newbie (showing my age) and I’m extremely low on the totem poll, but I have gotten a lot of support from my friends and family on this and I just want to say that I see it and appreciate it.