Anyone remember that screenplay I started last month? It was supposed to only take 21 days and now it’s been about a month and I never made it past page 50. I was just finished. I was running with my idea harder faster faster harder and by the time I made it to page 45, I was suddenly out of ideas. I had the ending in mind, but if I stuck it in right there, I’d be lucky to make it to page 65. So with that, “Plastic Eyes” was put on the shelf indefinitely.
But, there’s still a full month before entries are due. And I really want to enter this contest to see how my work would fare up against others. With that in mind, I went into the vault and pulled out the classic “Laura: Zombie Gorgeous” and have begun working away on a new screenplay. Day 1 and I’ve made it to the day’s goal of page 10. I’m encouraged a little more this time as I’ve been able to rework some of the plot to eliminate the stupid parts and make the movie (possibly) a little more gruesome. I may even include some of the Plastic Eyes elements into it. It’s sounding pretty cool thus far when reading it as a movie so I’ll be sure to let you know how I feel about it over the next 20 days. So far, though, off to a good start.
Kinda odd song (and band) that I’ve recently gotten into:
Enjoy today’s haiku:
My protein smoothie
To me, is often the best
Breakfast of the week
Good for you. Just remember, if you wait for perfect, it’ll never happen. Run with what’s working for you, but keep your deadline in mind. A “perfect script” that doesn’t make the deadline has zero chance of being picked. A solid script that gets submitted just might win.