Thursday, March 22, 2007

I Have Been to the Mountain Top

The other day Michele told me I'm spreading myself too thin. My energy level tells me she's right, but I still don't feel like I'm accomplishing much. But that should change now.

I got involved in a "Ten-Page Challenge" on the American Zoetrope website. Eighteen of us submitted the first ten pages of a screenplay, and then we all reviewed and scored each other's . I just finished the last one this morning. It was interesting and I learned a lot. The comments I received for Blood Goggles were encouraging and interesting (some of these other writers have sold scripts or read for production companies), but I learned even more getting such broad exposure to other screenplays. Kind of like Terry's class, but with professionals instead of students, and everyone has material to share. There were some in Terry's class that I never saw anything from. It seemed there were four of us who always had something, and then ten more who took up space. But I digress.

On top of that, in the last six weeks I've reviewed eight full length screenplays and have two more waiting. I've written eighty pages of Blood Goggles (with what feels like about sixty left to go), and I'm generating ideas for other stories like crazy. I even had a bit of a revelation about my "Bumble Sutra" essay that's been languishing for eighteen months.

Now that I've gotten through this cluster of scripts I can take some time to write again and be social. Wait, what was that? Social? Riiiiiight.


Michele said...
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Michele said...

What is this social thing you speak of?