2- I can’t wait for all of the Facebook notifications. Really, this does excite me. It’s the one thing I love about Facebook.
3- I get presents. I love presents. Who doesn’t?
4- I get to write about something I am excited about.
5- This writing challenge is over.
It is my turn!
I am so damn excited about my screenplay!
Have I mentioned I am writing a screenplay?
Oh, I AM WRITING A FRIGGIN’ SCREENPLAY.
Pass. It. On.
Not because I am necessarily lazy or don’t want to do it but really because either I don’t have the time or quite honestly, I am scared to do it.
And it is usually because of the latter.
Fear has been the reason I have not done many a thing in my life.
Let’s just say I am getting some bucket list items crossed off.
And in the words of the immortal Pointer Sisters: I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it.
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. OH YEAH.I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it.
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you. I want you.
Actually, I don’t.
But I am really excited!
So here is the thing.
The kicker, if you will.
I am writing my screenplay with specific actors in mind.
Like writing them into the screenplay.
No one else can play them because THEY ARE THEM.
I realize that is the kiss of death if they die, no pun intended.
It was as I was busy writing last week when I sadly found out Prince passed away.
It was then that I realized I need to get my butt kicked into high gear.
I got scared.
People are dying off in 2016, celebrities in particular.
And it is worrying me for many reasons but especially because I really want this dream to come to fruition.
Now, I do not want to come off all cocky like I think my screenplay out of all of the millions of screenplays out there will ever get chosen, never mind looked at, THEN made into a movie.
But I really think it is a good storyline and I am not just saying it because I am writing it.
Have you seen some of the crap that is being put on big screens all over America?
If I have to see one more trailer for something being blown up, something to do with wizardry or a movie with the number 2 or 3 or 4 behind the title, I will scream.
No, I will write a screenplay because sick of seeing movies with something being blown up, wizardry, the number 2 or 3 or 4 behind the title.
So I have been busy pounding out my words and hoping they turn into something special.
And praying the rosary (even though I am not Catholic) that celebrities aren’t dying.
I am not praying for specific celebrities because I feel like that jinxes it.
WHAT IF BY WRITING THIS SCREENPLAY I AM JINXING THEIR IMMINENT DEMISES.
Maybe I am ensuring their long lives by writing this screenplay.
That is it.
I am sure of it.
I can’t really tell you what it is about as of yet because I don’t want to put it out there for fear of it being stolen.
I know you won’t take the ideas but I don’t trust the Internet and I especially don’t trust the Twitter.
But I can tell you what it won’t be about, judging by my least popular posts as of late.
It won’t be about a recipe, a tutorial, or a new movie on Netflix.
I read you loud and clear.
I have 17,000 words written as of today and I am in love with my characters’ personalities and where this whole storyline is going.
In fact, I play it in my head constantly.
There are times I have had to pull my car over to write ideas down; stop actually writing to write ideas down on the side for later; I am constantly researching people, places and fact-checking and I even have my husband pitching me ideas as well.
Yes, he knows about it.
In fact. he is the only one I have read the entire screenplay to as I am writing it because I need feedback.
I want to make sure this isn’t too stupid before getting in too much over my head.
I realize that I am not a “screenplay writer” by trade.
I don’t have a college degree in English or film or whatever screenplay writers have degrees in.
How you would have laser-sharp focus at the age of 18 to know that you not only want to go to college to major in something but ESPECIALLY in screenwriting is beyond me.
I don’t even know what the hell I want for lunch today.
I realize I don’t have screenplay software on my computer to help me format the screenplay I am writing.
Do I even need that?
Is that what screenplay writers use or do they mock those who use that?
I am learning as I go, my friends.
All I know is I have an idea and I love to write.
I could have all the bells and whistles, the degree, the fancy computer and be sitting there staring at a blank screen.
But I have the golden ticket.
I have the ideas flowing from my fingers.
And to me. right now, that is magic.