Ever have that still, small voice in the back of your head, that intuition, that knowing that you should do thing X…and you ignore it. And later you find out why you should not have? Yeah. Just happened to me today. There was a screenplay I thought of submitting to a nearby film festival, but I flaked on it and didn’t send it. Now I just heard that three of the screenplays in that festival had interest–two got sold on one got optioned. And thought my co-writer doesn’t think ours was really ready when it was time to submit, she does think it could have won.
Another “what if” story. Still it’s useless to do anything but learn from this kind of happening. You live, you learn, you move on, repeat.
So we’re each compiling a list of competitions to which we’d like to submit the screenplay. Two that we are pretty sure it’ll do well in, two that it might do well in and two that are pie in the sky. Then we’ll compare notes and take turns submitting. I pay for one, she pays for one and so on.
In the meantime, I’m reviewing a book a fellow actor wrote and finding I have more in common with him than I thought, and I’m next going to get back to re-reading a book I wrote in preparation for sending it off to a writer friend of mine to give it a good editorial scrubbing and buffing.
When i’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, I suppose I’m a pretty busy guy, turns out. It’d be nice to get paid for t his stuff, but I guess I have to pay mu dues before this stuff starts paying me. Imagine that.
Writing on my iPad. Farted around quite enough, thank you very much, playing a video game on it. There’s a time for work and a time for, shall I call it, reflex enhancement?