I did it. Yesterday. Racked my brains, agonized over which of the five was most appropriate – and sent in my entry for that short screenplay competition. Days ahead of the February 2nd deadline.

Then, I patted myself on the back, and reflected on what I’ve learned or gained from the experience:

– A whole new genre, to add to my portfolio

– The ability to put together a short script, in a day

– Becoming an incubator, for new ideas

– Developing titles and loglines, appropriate to a particular package

– Became part of a new artistic community

The contest starts with a voting process, within a certain artistic community. Much lobbying and networking is involved – which opens up a whole new can of worms.

Still, it’s been good, so far.