Into the First Week of Script Frenzy
So far, I’ve written more on this year’s script for Script Frenzy than the past three years put together. Which is saying quite a bit.
What is it about this year that is greasing the wheels? Is it the idea? No, I still find the ideas from previous years as interesting–if not more interesting–than this year’s idea. Is it the type of script? Well, I tried a radio play last year, but the two years before that the scripts were also screenplays. Is it how I’m writing? I don’t think so. I’m using the same software as last year. And the formatting still seems as awkward as ever. My schedule? Nope. I think I’m even more busy this year. Actually being a municipal liaison for the region, setting up meetings, and doing writing sprints on Twitter? Well, that is different but I don’t think it’s necessarily that spurring me onward. I definitely wrote something the previous Aprils, but mostly on other projects and not on Script Frenzy.
No, I think the impetus for this year was mostly spurred by the unsaid disapproval of another participant when I mentioned that I hadn’t finished the previous three scripts. After all, what sort of example am I setting as a municipal liaison who hasn’t finished anything (novels and short stories notwithstanding)? She sort of ignored me in favor of talking to one of the other participants who had finished a script in a previous year. So thank you, Unnamed Participant, for kicking my butt into gear!
And now that I think of it, it’s kind of interesting how I become even more determined to do things when other people think I’m a failure.