First, tell husband that any day now, I may hear from one of the two screenwriting contests that I entered in 2016. I’m kind of nervous, you see. After all, the story or the concept or the writing or the characters might be crap, right?
He assures me that HOLY COYOTE will do great, and wanders off.
Second, check email. There’s an email from the Screencraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest!
OH MY! The Quarter Finalists have been announced! With trepidation, I click the link.
My name isn’t included on the list … except that I forgot I used my pen name (AY Dorsey). I am there! And so is a screenwriting buddy, a super talented writer! Double Whoo Hoo!
Third, rush to tell hubby, and receive:
a) “I told you so.”
b) Congratulatory hug.
c) “Remember, I’m always right.”
Fourth, come back to my computer, and open my inbox to read the rest of the email. Except that there’s a NEW email there – and it’s from the Circus Road Screenplay Competition!
OH MY! OH MY!
“Circus Road is pleased to let you know that your Screenplay Holy Coyote is a Semi-Finalist in…”
What happened after that is a blur – or should I say, blurt, because I told EVERYONE on social media!
Two screenplay entries. Two short lists. Yup, I’m celebrating!