Hubris + insanity = screenplay

From the makers of NaNoWriMo comes Script Frenzy!

Instead of writing 50,000 words of a new novel in a month, the goal is to write 100 pages of a screenplay. I’ve decided to throw my pen into the ring this year in order to bang out a movie adaptation of Waiting for Spring. *

Hubris: because I don’t even have literary representation for the book, let alone any immediate prospects for publication. The idea that I’ll ever need a screenplay is probably pretty remote, and that I’d be asked to write it even remote-er.

Insanity: because I’ve never written a screenplay before.

Sounds like fun to me!

*Speaking of shameless plugs, I’ve got a new website up and running. Still an embryo, but it’s a huge step forward. Much thanks to webmaster Tom Griffin. Check it out if you’ve got a sec.


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

2 responses to “Hubris + insanity = screenplay

  • anilize

    Screnzy is fun!
    I committed the insanity of signing up last year (despite always feeling that I suck at writing dialogue), and ended up having a fabulous time. Plus, it provided sort of a dry run for ‘Crash’.
    This year I’m doing a space comedy. Just because.

  • Kimberly

    I have actually considered doing that as well, since the dialogue is my favorite part of my novel, but I haven’t actually started yet. Jeff has done countless (okay, 6 or 7) screenplays, so should you need any guidance, I am sure he can point you in the right direction!

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