Do you know what today is? Yes, that too but I’m referring to the beginning of Script Frenzy! The Office of Letters and Light, who are also behind the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), challenges writers around the world to write a hundred pages of script (either one project or several, be it film, tv show, play, comics, etc.) during the month of April. It’s been about ten years since I wrote a script (unless you count Enlightenment last year) but I’ve decided to take on this challenge.
Mostly because an image popped in my head.
For some obscure reason, about a month ago, a pair of sneakers skidded to a stop on a beach. Hands caught a bowl in extremis. Liquid sloshed. Pants dropped. A faceless-sexless-plotless-trouserless-nameless main character yelled: “You’re the worst partner EVER!”
Since then, sneakers became knee-high black Converse. The beach surrounded the Santa Monica Pier. The bowl turned out to be glass. The liquid? Magical! The pants? A favorite – and pricey – jeans. The main character ended up being a 24 years old witch named McKaylee – more often called Mac -, and that partner’s now a punchline.
And apparently, Miss Story wants to be a TV show. Oh well…
How could I possibly resist the call to write that?
I’m still missing a title and my outline is only halfway completed but hey, I’ve done more with less (the Absurd Fables, among other things).
I’ll probably post the teaser (that part before the opening credits) next Friday.
And then you can tell me if you would watch that show. 😉