Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I did it! I WON Script Frenzy

I put my inner editor on hold and wrote frenetically. 100 pages, 30 days.

I'm not alone. Many others have been successful at it. Congrats to them all.

Now the editing comes into play...but put it aside for awhile. Then the edits begin.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Script Frenzy and National Poetry Month

While I'm working on a YA novel (WIP) and taking off time to enter my first Script Frenzy,

I was challenged to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month 2011.

I like poetry. Silly stuff. Good stuff. Rhymes and rhythms. Irregular and regular. So, I started (late to the party of course) but decided to blend my interests. et Voila!

A combination of Script Frenzy with National Poetry Month 2011

Script Frenzy Virtual Write-In

At a virtual write-in for my script
My fingers across the keyboard skipped.
The pages mounted, literally ripped
From my mind and to the page they zipped.
I hadn’t meant my first draft to encrypt
But at first read I should be closed-lipped.
Or dare I say, the fluff needs to be chipped
Away so all but the kernel is stripped.
In future, I hope to be better equipped
And someday good champagne will be sipped
When producers, directors, and actors are gripped
By the emotions, the action--the thrill of my script.

Monday, April 11, 2011

20 Best Positions in Bed


So I was eating lunch, and it hit me like a ton of dry cat food.


Belly rub time.


They said it would never work.


I just felt like hanging around.


Salad, anyone?


I saw the other baby doing it.


Life is better in twos.


Nobody messes with my baby, but me.


If I lie on the floor, they think I'm a rug, so I move up high.


I am pooped.


Just testing your shoes for ya. Close fit, but comfy.


This yoga position is called ...zzzzzz


I hope I'm not double parked.


So, how long am I supposed to play dead?


Mom said, "Adapt. You're big. You have to adapt."


I was going to rest my head for just a minute.


It's fun to wrap oneself up with a bow, but the wait can...zzzz


It plumb tuckered me out, but I got my mouse.


Cuddle time


Don't let anyone tell you different, power naps work.

A friend e-mailed me the photos, I wrote the captions. Hope you enjoyed and it brought a smile and maybe a chuckle or two.

Please leave your suggestions for a caption.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Script Frenzy Off and Running

I am writing my first script, ever. I've read the books, listened to the forums of script writers and plotted my story.

Now, it's time to write. Script Frenzy is 30 days in April, to write 100 pages or more of script. That equates to 3.33 pages a day.

I'm too nervous to wait, so I've written ahead. I'm at 43 pages, only 57 to go, on day four.

So I was excited to read on the Script Frenzy Website the following info about writers who get ahead of the curve:

"The physics of this technique are not completely understood, but it's a scientifically proven fact that writers who manage to get ahead of the page-count curve by the end of the first week of any high-velocity, month-long challenge are 834% more likely to go on to win the event."


Moving on.

I read about Karen Weisner and her multiple year plan for writing, setting down the nuts and bolts in small manageable segments. It was linked from the site. Impressive. If I could do a fraction, I'd feel prolific.

Back to writing. The challenge is on.