Tomorrow starts the month of torture – the best kind. Late night writing, outlining, tearing my hair out, eye crossing, caffeinated bliss. 30 days. 100 pages. A format I’ve never done before.
I’ve entered an international writing event called Script Frenzy in which the participants have one month to complete 100 pages of a script. It can be anything from a screen play to a play for the theatre.
Michelle over at Mid-Atlantic English emailed me last week asking me if I was interested in signing up with her, and seeing as I’m putting my novel down for now (i.e. it’s finished and a literary agent is currently reading it), I need an excuse to take my mind off the novel and the possibility of it being published and I’m always up for a good, old fashioned challenge.
And, as I’ve never attempted to write an entire screenplay, I thought, why the hell not? I certainly read enough of them when I worked in casting in Los Angeles. Plus, since I’ve just completed the novel, the story is fresh in my mind, and hopefully, I can more easily layout the scenes for the movie.
I already vision the first scene – hungover, makeup caked, pasty mouth, Las Vegas, diamond ring gleaming on floor next to best friend. Sounds appetizing, doesn’t it?
Throughout the month of April, I shall be posting updates on how it’s going – the good, the bad, the terror.
So, allons-y! You with me?