I have failed.
Yes, I participated in March’s Zero Draft Thirty campaign, a challenge designed to motivate writers to hammer out a draft of a screenplay in just 30 days. Despite jumping into the challenge with an already-started script, I failed to complete the challenge by last Friday.
Again, I have failed.
But I have not stopped writing. As of this post, I am on Page 92 (out of a projected 110) on what I am now calling Roommates (fka Untitled NYC Comedy).
I would also like to give a shoutout to screenwriter Mark Sanderson, who often tweeted me words of encouragement.
@JayFingers Jay! How are we doing? I’m on page 92! Coming down to the wire—8 more pages to finish on this end. It will be my 32nd screenplay completed
— Mark Sanderson (@scriptcat) April 1, 2017
Thanks, Mark! I’m trying to make you proud, buddy!
The first of my WRAC deadlines has already passed — thankfully, it was just for the completed outline for the long-gestating Fetch the Treasure. I think I’m gonna reset those goals and try to meet them later this summer.
So there you have it. This is my update. I failed to finish on time, but I will finish. And I’ll let y’all know when that happens.