My comedy pilot script is as complete as I can make it prior to submission. Come Monday, it will be out of my hands.
So, now what?
First, there’s a lot more to do with this script and idea. I can work on that story more, flesh out the characters, more plot, etc in case I get a call for more info. This I will be working on as a constant back project. I don’t want to write more scripts for this show as it’s highly likely that even if they do select me there will be significant rewrites but being prepared to hold an intelligent discussion on my ideas and plans is a must. At the least I could take all this work and down the road flip it into a novel where I could be much more free in ideas and plots.
Second, there’s that novel I started that’s languished for a month. I still have so much enthusiasm for it but I feel it can wait a bit while I deal with other things.
Then there’s that fanfic I haven’t touched in 3 weeks. I left it at a moderately crucial but not cliffhanger moment. There are promised events that have yet to be written. I owe the 50 or so fans a completion. There are at least 3 chapters to write.
But then we have this set of ideas I can’t get past unless I give into them: spec scripts. Specifically, Bones spec scripts. I’ve already started writing one. I have the opener laid out, ~5 minutes worth, and the rest of the 38ish minutes broadly planned. I’m very proud of this story and I’m feverishly writing out the details as fast as they come to me. I’m trying to ignore that big hairy question of how you actually get something like that into the hands that could use them. I’m passionate about this particular story and I just know that if the right person read it…yeah…I’m just going to go write now.
I can’t worry about that, at least not yet.