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Nothing is Easy

Friday, May 03, 2013

Ever feel like you're being tested? Like God has a sense of humor?

As most of you know, I write screenplays. I've had some success, placed in an international film festival, had a play performed on stage by actors, but since I've never actually sold one, it's still a hobby.

Wednesday afternoon I had an email that a production company was interested in one of my new screenplays. I had to send them a PDF file and an email with some information.

I write my little note, hit attach file and ADOBE FATAL ERROR. What??? Are you kidding me? I've sent hundreds of PDF files. I just finished sending pictures to my sister (not PDF, but everything seemed to be working).

Easy enough, just put the information on a flash drive and send it from my son's laptop. "Something happened, ma, my computer is so slow I can't send anything". What??? Are you kidding me?

So yesterday it was off to the Geek Squad with 2 laptops under my arms.

And back out the door empty handed.

Where can I send it from? Almost everyone I know is working, or at least half an hour away.

I did finally get my file sent. From the library (who knew you could just go in and use their computers?) Of course I was so excited when I hit SEND that I left my flash drive in the library computer.

No one ever said life was going to be easy.

Wish me luck with the production company...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMEY13 5/5/2013 10:13AM

    I thought you knew about the library. I went there when my computer was down to do my email. Yes, it is a lot of fun. I had my novel made into a screen play and it was aired over cable/radio for l2 weeks. People called when it was late coming on. I even took the main part and my friend, who edited the book and screen play, who had majored in English, took the part of my husband. I have the rights back again now as the published died, so have changed the title and some of the story and trying to send it out again. I do let them know it was published once before, looking for a reprint.

I wish yu a lot of success. You should go on Tips and let the gang know what is happening.
I am sure they would be happy for you. emoticon

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GREEN-EYED-LADY 5/4/2013 12:26PM

    I'm SO IMPRESSED that you write screenplays and have had much success already ! I had no idea. I'm praying for you for continued success ! God Bless YOU !

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GEMINIGEM6 5/4/2013 1:57AM

    Good luck & keep us posted! Sorry you had to go through all that!

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LESSOFMOORE 5/3/2013 8:24PM

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LASARRE 5/3/2013 8:23PM

    Good luck!

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SOFEDUPP 5/3/2013 4:47PM

    Not sure if break a leg is appropriate for screen writers, but, break a leg!!! LOL!!!

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LOFLLAMA 5/3/2013 4:08PM

  Everything is better when you earn it. Good luck & stay blessed! emoticon

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MAGGIEBONGO 5/3/2013 1:36PM

    SO EXCITING!! Good for you! Please keep us posted~!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/3/2013 12:06PM

    I feel like all the technical difficulties are a good sigh in disguise. You'll have quite the story to retell over champagne when you're celebrating your first big sale!

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MEXGAL1 5/3/2013 11:45AM

    I feel like I am really being tested right now with my illness. I keep thinking that this too shall pass. Can't wait to be healthy again.

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    The Library is a great place of resource for so many things!! Good luck on the screenplay 'sell'!!

May is the month where things turn around for us Elle emoticon emoticon

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JAZZMOMMA 5/3/2013 10:09AM

    Love the blog - shows determination and great spirit - agreed no guarantees that life will be easy - and love that you didn't use that as an excuse to give up! another note - this is why we must always fight to keep public libraries funded - one of the last places on earth where all are welcome - regardless of living/social/sexual/criminal status!

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IAMBIZI 5/3/2013 10:04AM

    Sorry for all of the troubles sending it off. This is very exciting for you. keep us posted! bizi

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LEXIEMUSTANG 5/3/2013 9:17AM

    I always tell myself "if it was easy everyone would do it".

Here's to a happy Friday!


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DRAGON-CHICK 5/3/2013 7:18AM

    Oh boy!!!!
Nothing worth having is ever easy - or so they keep reminding us!

Awesome news though. YAY!!!!
*fingers crossed*

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SHANNONY84 5/3/2013 6:46AM

    Best wishes!

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RAPUNZEL53 5/3/2013 6:42AM

  Good Luck!

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