Blogging, Humor, John Hughes

My Screenplay. Now on WordPress.

Remember when I told you about reading an article about trying to get your screenplay noticed?

Well, one of the tips was to share my screenplay on my blog.

At first, I was all HELL TO THE NOPETY NO.

But I can’t get my screenplay out of my mind.

Like, it kind of consumes every day. Little brain farts all day long saying things like


you should really believe in yourself

it isn’t as bad as you think others will think it is

all sorts of people died in 2016, we need a feel-good movie

and again:




So I need to stop being afraid and put myself out there like a nun wearing a thong.

I am toying with the idea of intermittently posting random scenes from my screenplay between the occasional homemade applesauce and move your furniture all over the damn place so you don’t feel inundated with SCREENPLAY.

More like Netflix, I don’t know how to make applesauce, clean your damn basement, SCREENPLAY, how not to write a blog, Netflix, what shit to buy on Amazon, SCREENPLAY.

I also plan to make a YouTube video of one key scene. If a lot of people like it, I may make another one.

As you can tell, I am just making this up as I go. I have no real “plan” in place other than putting on hooker boots, a low cut top and hauling my screenplay to Michigan Avenue on a busy Sunday and beg people to make my movie. *


*I don’t own hooker boots.

*Can someone loan me some?


So here is a big step for me: I am sharing the premise of my screenplay and introducing you to my characters.


The premise– three middle-aged best friends from high school kidnap the “Brat Pack” in an effort to open a museum dedicated to John Hughes and travel with them from Los Angeles to Chicago in a minivan.

And here are my three main characters:


“Kate” has a vision: she wants to create a museum in Chicago dedicated to John Hughes. But her friends and family think she is batshit crazy. She knows nothing about starting a museum and feels like Judd Nelson is just the person to help her with that. He just doesn’t know it yet. 


“Val” wonders why there were hardly any black people in John Hughes movies and for this reason is boycotting the museum idea. Until she meets the guy who played Carl the janitor. Then she’s all in. 


Regina loves John Hughes and his movies, so she goes along Kate’s road trip idea because it’s a great idea way to get away from her children for a week. Regina is also related to a beloved character from Sixteen Candles.  She just doesn’t know it yet.




If you are a little bit interested after reading this, I will publish more.


After a post about applesauce making, of course. *


*I don’t know how to make applesauce


If you are also interested in being in a YouTube video of a scene and live within driving distance to Chicago, let me know. 

You won’t get paid in money. But will get paid in beer and pizza. 

21 thoughts on “My Screenplay. Now on WordPress.”


    ps- Applesauce: peel apples, chop up, put in pan on stove….simmer…they get mushy…add cinnamon…stir a lot…then mash or use immersion blender if you want it really smooth. SUPER easy.,,,just keep stirring. ❤


  2. Woohooooooooo! More, more, more!!!! And I know how to make applesauce-I do it every fall, so leave that post to me while you gets to work sharing more if this with us!!!


    And so totally you.
    I would see this film.

    I would also hold drinks for people while you film your you tube video, if I lived closer.


    1. LOL Actually, Regina is Asian so…..I modeled Kate after me (a little), Regina after my friend Rebecca and Val is a mix of three good friends of mine. Even if it never becomes anything, I loved writing it.


  4. So, You posted this series while I was up to my eyeballs in various, stressin’my butt out, adoption papers. I’m currently at a lull in that area of my life and I’m EXCITED to have plenty of your posts to catch up on. You are always my go to read when life gives me a breather. Never stop writing.


    1. You seriously just made my day. I know I say that a lot but this is completely true. I just had a conversation with Rebecca last week about not being sure if I should still go on and keep publishing the screenplay. This comment is all I need. Thank you.

      Sending you love.


  5. Interesting post. I am writing a book about my life and have thought about sharing bits of it but don’t have the courage to do so just yet.


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