Today was the first time in quite a while I got to sit down and write. It was for the mash-up genre. Four pages of scenes. I wrote it and sent it out.
Naturally, a few hours later, I thought of ways to make it better. This always happens.
But I did enjoy putting it together. The action, the suspense, and so on and so on. It was, dare I say, fun. Too bad it can’t always be like that.
I think it has to do with the genre. Writing exciting action-adventure is exciting. Gets the blood pumping. It makes the time pass quickly.
But trying to write comedy, while alone? Boring.
But I digress.
The guy was very nice in his response. I don’t know what kind of a chance I have with this, but at least it’s something.
There was also a listing for somebody looking for a comedy writer. I figure ‘ why not?’ They have to do some kind of presentation and I guess they want to make it funny.
Yeah, I know. I may not be the ideal candidate, but I can say funny things if the situation is right. No, really. I can. Again, looking at it as a potential exercise.
But again, why not? The worst they can say is no. I got nothing to lose.
These two listings also mention being paid, but I really don’t know what kind of rate would be involved. While I’d like to charge my editing/proofreading fee, I worry that would be too high for an Average Joe. Then again, I don’t want to reduce it too much that it’s not worth all the work. Ugh.
Also never heard back from the just-graduate film student looking for a professional review of his script. This doesn’t surprise me. For all I know, somebody took him up on it. Which would amaze me.
If this post seems all over the place, that’s because the Movie of the Moment is IN THE LOOP, a bitingly wicked political satire. It’s hard to concentrate with it on.
It’s been in the house for two weeks, and I hate keeping them that long. But it’s really good. The dialogue and plotlines are so complicated and intertwined, it’s hard to believe it was written.
Thus endeth the rambling…