Sunday, January 03, 2010

Screenwriting 2009 - Fail

Why? Because I only finished 1 script. Zombie, NJ. Don't get me wrong, I like the script, but there are SO many other ideas/scripts already started that I want to get into my Final Draft folder. I did finish a decent re-write of another (Goombah, formerly called Family Values).

And the contests/festivals/lost causes that I entered went nowhere - do they ever?

I had about 5-6 script requests that I sent out. Nada. I'm still waiting to hear about one of those, but it's been 3 months, so I'd call that a wash.

I'm looking at new places to list scripts. I've had stuff on Inktip & Movies-bytes for years. Where else is there to list? I've come across a few sites here and there but I dunno.

I did try to start a new script for 2010. Yes, I still have the 20+ other ideas in my head & hard drive, but I thought a new year should bring a new script. Maybe it'll be the one.


E.C. Henry said...

HATE the new format. Your previous one had a cooler look.

Two posts in 1 day?! Dude, don't break yourself in one day!

Sorry to hear about your lack of success in 2009. Hopefully 2010 will be better for you, Patrick.

Keep writing. One of these days you might just write one that wows Hollywood; THEN suddenly everyone is looking at the rest of your body of work with a fresh set of eyes.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Thanks, EC. Am experimenting with new looks. Just changed it again, like this one better.

E.C. Henry said...

Yeah I do. 100% improvement.

manoj said...

Don't worry Patrick. I think you will come out of a better script than the previous ones.

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