I finished the bulk of my first screenplay this weekend. Unfortunately, it’s falling short of the range of pages it should be in. Fortunately, I have ideas to fix that problem. One idea came from going out to a friend’s photography exhibition on Friday. We talked a bit about my movie and my friends suggested something to add; a pet. I really liked the specific idea they had, but it will also help me make my opening scene better while reinforcing the theme. The other idea came from one of my teachers. I couldn’t see the importance of getting more specific about my one character, but now I see showing more of him will not only give me the pages I need, but I can use his scenes to somewhat mirror what my protagonist is going through and foreshadow things to come. I’m excited to write the next pieces of my feature!
I had a meeting today that might lead to some writing work for me. It was a great meeting and I’m looking forward to the possibility of working with the person. I could tell I would learn a lot from the experience and if it goes well, it could be fruitful for all involved.
I’ve been getting my 10-minute play ready to be read publicly by actors next Monday at the Hot House play reading series! If you’re in the area, please come. It’s $5 to help us fund-raise for our Toronto trip next month, which will likely help us get our careers off to a good start.
When I got home today, it was hard to focus. Hopped up on caffeine and with so much going on, I felt scatterbrained, so I sat down and prioritized my work. I organized my scripts for Hot House. I tweaked both of my pitches and got them ready for the next couple of days where we are pitching to local industry experts. I felt a little better once I got both of those things squared away. Now I must work on memorizing them.
Once I get through this week, I have one major presentation left in April and the rest of my workload looks to be mainly things like a portfolio and resume after our pitching trip in Toronto.
My life has so much good potential right now and good things that are happening that I’m feeling truly blessed. My soul hasn’t felt so peacefully energized in a very long time. It’s fantastic to be chasing my dreams! Actually, I feel like my soul is humming at a frequency it’s never reached before!
And that’s how life’s river flows today.