ScriptFrenzy is upon us!
For those of you who may not know what ScriptFrenzy is, it’s a yearly event, every April, where screenwriters get together to meet an overall goal of writing a screenplay of at least 100.pgs in 30 days. You can go to the ScriptFrenzy site, set up your page, buddy list other writers, and read through resource pages about the art and craft of screenwriting.
Some areas across the nation have write-ins, where writers living within close proximity of each other, actually meet up to write, talk, network, laugh, cry, stare at blank screens, sneer at the few writers typing up a storm, and have laptop smashing sessions. Well, so I hear this is what goes on. I’ve never been to a write-in, but I can’t imagine it not being a fun experience.
This year, I’ll be a first time participant of ScriptFrenzy and can’t wait to get started. My project is ready for the most part. Last month, I tried to layout all the scenes for my script, but only made it about half way through the screenplay. That fine though, no worries. I’m planning to use the momentum of writing, along with my outline and sequences, to propel myself through the second half of the script despite the unplanned scenes.
I’ve been working on “Things People Do” this month and I welcome the change in projects. it’s about time to sink my teeth into some of my other characters.
I’m not alone in all this either, a couple of my Twitter-Friends are taking the plunge with me: @monalinyc, @nisajaie, and @christietaylor just to name a few. I’m very interested in seeing how we all progress, what unforeseen obstacles we’ll face. I don’t really feel pressured by the April 30th deadline though. There’s all sorts of strategies to reach the page count goal. A simple tactic is to make sure you write somewhere around 3 1/2 to 4 pages a day.
I’m really hoping to attend a Write-In this year, so I’ll be looking out for any going on in the Atlanta area. If anyone else is participating in ScriptFrenzy, why not add me to your buddylist so we can all support and cheer each other on? My username is: scribereglyph, of course.
See you on April 1st!
Are joining ScriptFrenzy? Are you mentally prepared? Is your project ready? Are you worried about the page count goal?
Not your first ScriptFrenzy? Share your past ScriptFrenzy experience. Any advice for first-timers?