My mind is racing at a faster rate than usual these days. There are a zillion things I need/want to do with DREAMSHIP over the next few weeks. Finish the edit. Polish where necessary. Research potential script analysts. Create and fine-tune a list of potential managers, agents and production companies. Compose a persuasive query letter.
I kinda/sorta knew this all along, but it didn’t really hit me until I started price-checking different services like Done Deal Pro and IMDB Pro: this is like me officially entering the field of battle, and not entirely sure I’m armed and ready.
I hate self-doubt.
I know my script is good, but there’s still that little voice in the back of my head saying “But is it good enough?” There are literally thousands, probably even tens of thousands of people just like me trying to accomplish the exact same thing. It’s me against them. Every man for himself.
My script not only has to be a solid piece of work, it has to have that certain something that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. Once you start reading, you don’t want to stop. You NEED to keep going. You are COMPELLED to know what happens next. That’s the impact I want.
I can only hope that’s what actually happens.
And the more I think about it, the more I realize I don’t have time to worry. I’ve worked too hard to let that stand in my way. I may be nervous about what’s coming next, but I won’t let that stop me.
Besides, this is what it’s all been about.
-In case you missed the most recent installment of The Script Adventurer!, my guest this week was Gordon McAlpin, the mind behind the webcomic Multiplex. Apart from some technical difficulties, it was great talking to him. The fine folks at Radioslot have added an additional replay, so now you can catch the show live at 1PM on Monday, or hear it again 7AM on Wednesday or 7PM on Sunday (all times Pacific Standard Time).