Hello Script Frenzy Writer!
My jackrabbit start to the Frenzy was short-lived. It’s Friday, and I’m still on page six. Oops! I should have taken a leaf out of the Tortoise’s book and not the Hare’s.
In order to write 100 pages by April 30, we need to write 3.33 pages per day. This means I’m behind on my page-count goal by 20.64 pages. Under normal circumstances I’d be in a panic about falling so far behind. But, I’m not worried because it’s Friday and I have the first weekend of the month ahead of me.
To be on track by Sunday night, we should be at page 27. What do you say we set our sights on surpassing that page-count goal?
This is totally doable! Even if you haven’t typed a single word. I’m positive you can do it! Are you with me?
Here are some tips to help get you there:
Grease your creative wheels: If you’re feeling stuck, read one of our super helpful cameos written by industry experts to rev up your writing performance.
Clear your schedule. Tell your family and friends that you’re busy working on your script this weekend. Take it one step further and share your goal with them. Tweet and post your goal as your Facebook status. When your friends and family ask on Monday if you reached your goal, you’ll proudly say, “Yes!” You won’t want to say that you didn’t make it, right?
Join your home region. This will help you locate write-ins in your area, so you don’t have to bang on your keyboard alone. Script Frenzy Municipal Liaisons are peppered around the world, and they organize and plan all of your local events.
Page-count rewards: Don’t you just love goodies? Every time you write a page, reward yourself to a favorite treat. When you reach page 20, take a trip to your favorite coffee house and indulge in a baked good or two. At the end of page 27, watch a movie—or sleep! You’ve earned it.
Writing Sprints: Drop in on the Reaching 100 Pages forum for tips on how to trick yourself into writing your pages. Running out of ideas? Skim the new Adoption Society forum and find an abandoned plot, a character, or even a catchphrase to spice things up. Hop on Twitter and use #scriptfrenzy to meet fellow Frenziers and participate in writing sprints throughout the weekend.
Get back on track this weekend, and emerge triumphant by catching up to or maybe even surpassing page 27. Remember, we’re in this together, so let’s get started!
Updating my Facebook status,
Script Frenzy Program Director