Well, this has been an interesting week, to say the least.
-Rewrite was completed and sent it off to my manager. Hope they like it.
-Found out DREAMSHIP was one of 25 semifinalists in the Tracking Board’s Launch Pad competition. The top 10 finalists will be announced at the end of the month, followed by the winner a few days later.
Even if the script doesn’t advance, I don’t mind (although it would be nice). I’m just thrilled to have made it this far. As K said to me after I got the email from the Tracking Board people, “See? Somebody who doesn’t know you thinks you’re a good writer.”
That’s a nice reminder.
-The Nicholl deadline came and went. DREAMSHIP was sent to that back in March, which makes it one of at least 7,200 submissions. The final count should be tallied sometime soon.
(If you have the time, do a quick search to find out what past winners are up to these days. It’s a fascinatingly diverse range of material, including film and television.)
-With a lot of this contest stuff out of the way, it’s time to return to the first draft of LUCY. It’s been about a month since I last worked on it, so it’ll be interesting to take a look at what I’ve written so far. Nothing like fresh eyes on your old work!
-I can also start running again. Next race is in 6 weeks, and I really want to be ready for it.
-Movie of the Moment – SKYFALL (2012) Took me three separate viewing sessions, but I finally made it through. I enjoyed it.
Easy to see why this was so popular. It was a well-written combination of old-style Bond movies with 21st-century themes, thankfully without dipping too much into cheesy joke territory.