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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...
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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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PRINCESSAMY 5/3/2013 11:49AM

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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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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/3/2013 11:00AM

    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!

--Lexie

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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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