To quote Leo McGarry, "Listen up - our ground game isn't working. We're gonna put the ball in the air. If we're gonna walk into walls, I want us running into 'em full speed."
Yep, it's time to line up in the shotgun and matriculate the ball down the field (ps congratulations Drew Breeeeeeeees and the New Orleans Saints).
In other words, I'm taking the script out for a stroll. First up, next stage of the Warnock Award then Scriptapalooza, Final Draft's Big Break and the AWG Monte Miller Award all due in the first week of March. I'd add the Nicholl Fellowship except the script is technically an adaptation and therefore not eligible.
Have had excellent notes/feedback from a couple of highly respected sources as well as my Forgeworks colleagues. Now it's time to take another pass before the closely clumped deadline dates. So I'll be making myself scarce to concentrate on the rewrite.
Note to self - remember to do an American dialogue (dialog) pass for the US submissions ... which will kill me. I LOVE the letter U and despise the Z ("Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead") but them's the breaks.
Back to Leo and the sporting analogy - the walls of self doubt and complacency have to come tumbling down ...