Tuesday, August 2, 2011

By the skin of my teeth

So the Screenwriting Expo was kind enough to extend the deadline for their screenwriting competition for an additional week, from midnight last Sunday July 24 to midnight Sunday July 31.  This gave me more time to try and finish my perpetually ongoing White Collar spec and get it entered.  By Sunday afternoon I'd finally figured out how I was going to finish the story and wrap up the case (and yes, pretty much all my writing is getting done at and only at Old Airport Beach as mentioned in that link).  However, I was still working on it into the evening and was coming to the conclusion that I wasn't going to quite make it.  But lo and behold, after finishing it and registering it with WGA, I finished the submission process with - I kid you not - all of two minutes to spare.  The deadline was 12 midnight Pacific Time; in Hawaii we're currently three hours behind (this shortens to two hours during PST since Hawaii doesn't observe Daylight Saving) and I literally hit the final submit button at 8:58pm Big Island Time.

I'll put the thing away for a couple months while I work on something else, then pull it out and take a look at it and probably hate it and launch a full-on rewrite, because that's how I roll.  In the meantime, it feels really good to finally be done with this one.

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