Project Optimism: Rewrite!

I had kind of a stressful weekend. But this is Project Optimism so I’m focusing on the positive.

Yesterday, a couple of Amanda’s and my writer-friends gathered to help us punch up our pilot script. After reading the script and listening to general impressions, we realized that we pretty much have to write the script over from the beginning (a “page one rewrite” as we say in the biz).

But I’m not discouraged. I’m energized. I couldn’t believe how many writers we were able to gather with not much notice; as well as the interest and energy that they were willing to put into our project, in which they have no particular stake.

Furthermore, their ideas were really good. It showed that they got our characters but just want us to do more with them. And the fact that everyone mostly agreed makes me believe they’re on to something.

Also, we have a director! He’s experienced and seems to get our vision, so I think it’s going to be good.

Still trying to nail down a location but should start shooting in a couple weeks. :)

Feeling grateful for all the support and interest everyone has shown. And those who signed up to volunteer, we haven’t forgotten about you! Your day will come… soon.

Oh and also, when I got a flat tire on my way home, my husband swooped in like an everyday superhero and saved me.

Who’s gone the extra mile for you lately?

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  1. Rewrites are a given, but the fact that you’re doing this at all is very impressive. I wish you continued success with it!
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  2. Love your optimism! :)

  3. Great to see you’re feeling positive about the rewrite. It can only improve your project, and it seems you have great support :)
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  4. Hey, you knew it wouldn’t be easy! I am sure there will be plenty of rewrites on your way to stardom. Just keep at it!

    I need someone to go the extra mile for me this week. I am dragging and it’s only Tuesday!
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  5. I vote for Pittsburgh as your location.

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