April is the best month for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that my wife and I both have our birthdays. But besides that, April is also Script Frenzy month. What is Script Frenzy you ask? I’ll let them do the talking.
“Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April. As part of a donation-funded nonprofit, Script Frenzy charges no fee to participate; there are also no valuable prizes awarded or “best” scripts singled out. Every writer who completes the goal of 100 pages is victorious and awe-inspiring and will receive a handsome Script Frenzy Winner’s Certificate and web icon proclaiming this fact.
Even those who fall short of the word goal will be applauded for making a heroic attempt. Really, you have nothing to lose—except that nagging feeling that there’s a script inside you that may never get out.”
Last year I failed miserably at this. I just couldn’t find the time. But this year will be different! And I’m kind of cheating, because I’d already started the script. But the goal is to have it done by the end of the month. I’ve realized for me the best way to write is just to get it done. Finish it. Don’t noodle around and try to make it perfect. It’s not going to be perfect after 5 drafts, so why try to make it perfect the first time? Get it done, then go back and revise. This might not work for anyone else, but it’s what I’m going to try to do. Best of luck to anyone who goes for this. Now go write!
p.s. You don’t need to buy any fancy screenwriting software in order to do this. I’m going to be using Scripped, which is a free online screenwriting tool.