It’s been a good minute since I last posted. Once again, the app crapped out on me. Not too sure what to do about it. If anyone knows anything about Weebly having technical difficulties, please be a friend and share. I will, of course, Google it myself, too.
Since my last blog entry, I’ve finished my feature script. It still has a ton of editing to be done, it’s just the first draft, after all. It is my second script I’ve ever written. I have NO idea who will want to read it, but I’m excited to just have written it. It’s a story that I’ve wanted to get out on paper, outside of notes and my thoughts, for a better part of 10 years or so. I always thought it would be a book, man was I wrong.
It’s a fantasy - romance, telling of the children of Tuatha de (go ahead and Google that, I’ll wait). So, obviously the script will have a prelude, think Starwars but less dramatic, at the beginning. A prince and princess are a part of a peace treating to end a mass war between many different species of mythological creatures. Trick is, he’s in the present modern time and she’s still stuck in a magical bubble in the past, where time goes by much faster than it does for him. We watch them court each other, in a way. It’s a slow story, the only action being towards the end, really.
For a little bit I worried about it being so slow but then I remember it’s a romance first, it doesn’t need a ton of action, except for what happens between the two main characters. I’m still learning, so if I’m wrong, I’ll find that out the hard way. I probably wont pursue this script for pitching or anything like that, but I will perfect it as best I can for portfolio and experience purposes.
Then, THEN, I wrote a short script thriller. It was a short story, three pages, that I wrote a long time ago and always loved it. There’s only about three lines of dialogue and by just one character. But I love it. I entered into a short monthly contest with feedback to see how I can make it better because I KNOW it isn’t a winner the way it is right now. Again, more experience. I would like to perhaps sell this one to a small production company for filming one day though. I think it would be a fantastic short film for a small film festival once it’s polished up a bit more.
I entered into the Screencraft Fellowship, too. It was really nice to be able to attach the finalist statuses from the four contests. Not that there wont be others who have “Winner” statuses, it just made me feel better for entering. Like I had just as good a chance as a few others who entered.
Anyways, this weekend I will focus on editing the feature. I hope to get it ready for a test run in a competition that gives feedback, just like I am doing with the short script. Once all of the editing is done and I wait for the feedback on that, I will start a spec script for either Arrow or Daniel the Tiger. Both will test my writing ability and show what I’m capable of so either will be a huge step for me.
Wish me luck!
P.S. Did I mention myself and my two younger children are sick? The baby and I have already lost our voices. But I hope to still get the editing done. Fingers crossed!
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