If you subscribe to this blog, then maybe you heard about my Write a Screenplay in a Month Challenge.
Well, I’m happy to announce that I finished my first feature-length screenplay on March 1, 2015!
Yes, I know that I was supposed to finish it on the 28th of February, but that just didn’t happen. Turns out, I ended up receiving a job at the end of February and just got so burnt out handling this new job PLUS my old job that it definitely took a toll on my writing. I skipped a couple of days and who would guess it, but once you skip writing for a short while, it’s hard to get back into the groove of things. I wrote about 14 pages on the 28th just to try and catch up.
However, I am happy that I did complete it. FINALLY! I completed something. An actual something. I mean…it only took a year and a half after graduating college for me to write a script but it happened. Remember when I first graduated college and told myself that I’d write 3 screenplays by December 2013? Oh, the optimism!
Obviously, as a first draft, my screenplay is a mess so don’t even think you’re going to look at it yet. I’m going to do a nice little outline of the story and do a rewrite before I’ll let anyone touch it.
I’m fairly happy with what I came up with though. I started writing with no end goal in mind. I didn’t even know what I was going to write about. It just came out like word vomit.
While I won’t go into details, the script is a love story between a Mexican girl who is living in America illegally, and a spoiled-rotten white boy from the South. You better believe there is DRAMA.
But y’all, I’m gonna need some prayers from the good people of the Internet because I’m already having trouble getting back to this script. Nobody tells you this about work…but it’s TIRING. Like, now I know why people just lounge out in front of a TV at the end of the day. It’s pretty much all I feel like doing. Don’t get me wrong. I love writing. But being in front of a computer all day for work and then mustering up some more energy to sit in front of a computer to write is just exhausting.
This is actually kind of concerning because as any writer knows, the first draft is just the beginning! Ah! So here I am. Time for the second draft. Maybe I should give myself a goal like last time. That seemed to help.
Okay. So now I’m just blabbering like a nervous contestant at a Miss USA competition. Did I mention how tired I am?
Anyways, how are all of your projects going? Anybody else got a book or a screenplay in the works? I wanna hear about it.