So here we are at the two week mark for Script Frenzy, and I bet you are wondering how many pages I have done of my script. If you look back to last week, I had . . . what, one page done? So, here’s my dramatic update.
*Cue dramatic update music*
I am at one page.
Yup, I have gone ahead and not done a blessed thing on my adaptation of my novel from last year. Every time I thought about working on it, one of the other ideas I had kept popping up and saying “Hey, write me! Write me! Screw that adaptation! I’m more important.”
So, instead of working on a script, I have started work on another novel. My goal? To do a half NaNoWriMo and write 25,000 words by the end of the month. Will I be able to do it? Meh . . . maybe. But at least it will be a start. The prologue I posted from yesterday is part of the writing. I hope you enjoy, and dear Script Frenzy gods, I’ll give it a shot next year.
So here we are at Day 6 of Script Frenzy. For those of you who are new, Script Frenzy is a marathon writing event in which the goal is to write a 100 page script in 30 days. Sounds like a hard task, doesn’t it?
Now, of course, for me it seems like a cake walk. I had participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) back in November of last year and wrote a 51,000 word novel in 30 days. So, 100 pages shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Well, when you’ve never written a script, and the last script you actually read was in college for a play, and college was during the Clinton administration, it can be a daunting task. Continue reading
So, I decided that since my cube mate Jeremy is participating in Script Frenzy, why shouldn’t I? So for the last seventy-two hours I have been writing my first script. And how many pages out of the 100 I am to write do I have done you may ask? Well, I will be more than glad to share.
… then it’s time for Script Frenzy!
Hey, folks, just a quick post to mention this pretty cool sister challenge to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), called Script Frenzy. Starting April 1st, participants have 30 days to create a 100 page screenplay or script (stage or screen, I guess). It sounds like it will be a hoot. I missed NaNoWriMo last year, but Bob finished his novel and has been gloating about it ever since. We will both be taking part in ScriptFrenzy and, if it sounds like something that interests you, we encourage you to take part and share your experience with us (as we will certainly be sharing our experiences with you throughout the month).
There’s nothing you have to sign up for and it won’t cost you a dime. All you have to do is write the script in the allotted time and claim the prize: a feeling of superiority over those who can’t do it.
If you would like to take part in the community for Script Frenzy, you can go here and register.
If you would like to download Celtx, the free script-writing software (which I strongly encourage you to do, even if you aren’t taking part in the challenge), you can do so here.
Anyway, good luck and happy writing!
So today was fun in the journey to recover my lungs. Saturdays at work can always cause such a ball of excitement, especially when no one seems to want to do their job at all. I wonder if they had always never did their job and I’m just noticing it now due to my extremely large amount of free time or was it just that they chose today to be a bunch of slacker morons. Meh, who knows. Did I want to rip each of their heads off for it? Yes, but I chose not to. And I think that that should be the item that is remembered above everything else.