This is my last minute March update. It’s late because I’ve been waiting for the results of the contest I’ve entered, which were supposed to be posted either by the 17th or the end of the month. I’m a little annoyed about that one, since the website doesn’t even have a real answer and it’s past both of those dates. As you can probably tell, I’m not very patient. You’d think that I’d have enough to keep my mind occupied (3 tests and a paper due this week…), but for some reason that’s not the case. Considering the fact that they have yet to post anything about the contest, I probably won’t put much stock in the results.
So, part of my New Year’s Resolution was to enter a contest every month, but for April I think I’ll be doing something a little different. I’ve discovered Script Frenzy, which is kind of like NaNoWriMo, but for screenplays and things like that. The basic idea is to write 100 pages in the 30 days of April.
We discussed in my last post how I often get myself into things I know nothing about, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that I don’t know the first thing about writing a script. Fortunately, I do know how to write, and I have an idea, so I figure I’ll learn as I go. You’ll probably hear more about that during my April update.
On another note, I’m still waiting to hear back about a couple of other contests I’ve entered. I think there are about 4 short story contests, most of which said winners would be notified around May, and the one novel contest I mentioned above. One of the short story contests is sponsored by Baylor, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday.
This is completely unrelated, but last week I ran a 5k. My school hosts a 5k and half marathon every year, very cleverly called the Bearathon. A bit of Baylor trivia: we love our puns. The wifi is called AirBear, the printing network is called PawPrints, and the money on our ID card is called BearBucks. There are more, but I won’t torture you with them.
I should probably stop typing before I start updating you on my entire life.
EDIT: So, it turns out that Script Frenzy has been cancelled because of a lack of funding. I didn’t realize this until I attempted to enter my page count (3 pages… yay) and it wouldn’t let me. I think I’m still going to try to finish 100 pages, mostly since I’ve now written the beginning of the same story three times (once as a novella, a short story and a screenplay) and I’d really like to complete the story because I really have no clue how it’s going to end. Well, I have a general idea, but I want to know which side the main character will choose! I’ll let you know how SF is going in the April Update.