Last Friday I got my assignment for the 2005 Screenwriter's Challenge. The Screenwriter's Challenge is a short screenplay contest that puts people in heats with the same genre and subject matter - everyone has one week to write a 20 page max script. I got Comedy: Lost Luggage. Didn't really like any ideas I came up with during the week, so ended up spending no more than a couple hours on it over the week. Friday night I finally decided to buckle down and finish something. My final script went into the mail this morning with 10 minutes to spare before the post office closed. It is called Baggage Profilers and its 12 pages long. The log line is; In the War on Terror everybody and everything has a role to play, even lost luggage.
I still don't like it and I don't see it getting on to the second round - that is writing a short script in just 24 hours. But my goal was just to finish, and I did - Yay!
To celebrate Lori and I went on a 6.5 mile bike ride. Sure that might be no big whoop to you, but this was the first time on my bike in three years. It is part of our Amazing Race training. Then I decided to send flowers to myself.