*Typed this out last night; decided to schedule this to post during the date so you guys could see. Enjoy, and Happy March/Women’s History Month!*
Submitted my first TV pitch for a contest.
The process scared the life out of me.
Earlier today, I had a bit of a dilemma: should I go on and make up a pitch based on my recent year in community theater from scratch?
Then I though of something else: I already have a pilot treatment that I wrote for fun a few years ago, before I moved. I was in a writing critique group that formed as a result of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month; not only did I enjoy writing the treatment, but I still remember details of the story and the characters involved!
So I figured I’d go on and write a one-sheet pitch for that instead, and I’m glad I did, because I just submitted it about twenty minutes before writing this post, mere hours before the deadline!
If you’re wondering what I submitted to, it’s the New Normal Writing Contest held by Project Greenlight Digital Studios in association with ColorCreative.TV, and the deadline is 11:59pm PST, tonight, March 1, 2016.
I don’t know whether the pitch will make it any futher than submission, but I figured I’d give it a shot. You never know, right?
But I must admit: I was scared SHITLESS while writing the pitch. Yes, I knew the necessary details, and had no problem providing them in the sell sheet. But I felt… worried. Like I didn’t deserve a chance, much less submit to the contest. Imposter Syndrome.
Unfortunately for my inner critic, 2016 is the year I try something at least once. I’ve accepted rejection as a normal part of life; if it happens, there are other things to do, to keep me busy. If it works out, then awesome! A new venture to take on and learn from!
That’s what life is about, right?
Well, fingers crossed And if I don’t get past submissions, it’s all good. I’ve got rehearsals for the local production of a show where I talk about VA-JAY-JAYS, and it’s gonna be FUN FUN FUN FUN.
Looking forward to what the future brings, and wishing you all well this year –WOULD YOU BELIEVE WE’RE ALREADY IN MARCH?!