The World According to ChickLitGurrl™

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SCREENPLAY IS DONE! May 27, 2008

Yes, yes, yes! My screenplay, THE PROBLEM WITH BEING HAPPY, is done! I finished the first draft a few days ago. Today, I went through it and did one of my first edits. I plan to work on the treatment and logline (which I have rough drafts of) next week. I’ve already done some extensive research on agents, managers, and production companies. I plan to start going through the research and selecting people to submit to in about a week or two.

My next project will be a novel that I’m targeting Harlequin’s STEEPLE HILL line for, and then………yes, the ideas keep COMING AND COMING, 🙂

Gotta love that! 🙂

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Breaking Through… May 12, 2008

This weekend, somehow…some way…creativity reared its magnificent head, and I managed to get 20 pages of my screenplay written. Is it good? I have absolutely no idea, but it’s there, and I couldn’t be more happy.

I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. I took out the pages I previously wrote and reread them. I took out my loose treatment and read through it. I found where I left off, and I paused. I thought for a good ten, fifteen minutes – TV off, cell phone on mute, iPod off…and just thought about my characters and the storyline. Next thing I know, it’s 7 in the morning, the sun is leaking through the blinds, and I had trudged through 15 pages of the script.

That was Saturday.

Last night, I wrote another five pages.

Today, I have worked my freaking ass off here on campus and managed to do all my “work” work…at work, so I hope to get into a new scene today.
Wish me luck!