Miss Kirby Rae took me as her date to this year’s Praxis BBQ. It was a night of great fun, conversation and food. I met some wonderful people and learned all about the Praxis centre for screenwriters. It is a great program partly sponsored by Telefilm and they have a bi-yearly contest where five (or six) winners are given a writing guru and have their script work-shopped for a week.
Because I just found out about this, the deadline is FAST approaching which means I have to turn my 33-page script into a 90-pager asap. I was up late last night and then early this morning typing away. I took a short break to write this post* and then after dinner tonight it’s probably an all-nighter before sending the rough (very rough) draft off to my editor.
Hopefully what we hand in to the competition is worthwhile, I hear it’s very competitive. Wish me luck 🙂
Deadlines are both a blessing and a curse. They force me to finish my work but they also bring crunch-time stress.
Next year I’ll be much more prepared for these Praxis deadline 🙂
*see, that’s what I do, I write drafts of these posts from home and then edit/post them during my breaks at work.