Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday Monday

I am tired tonight. Tired, but happy. Not from writing, though. From querying and sending out scripts. Today I did a big e-mail blitz and while not everyone responded with "yes", enough did to make it a good day in McIlvaine Land.

I would love to have a good manager or agent do this. Really. All this marketing crapola keeps me from doing what I love best: write. And wouldn't you know, in between all this madness, I came up with a script idea (thank you, John Fogarty) that I think has great possibilities, or as in speakese, "excellent franchise potential" and "cross multiple platforms."

In other words, make lots of moolah for me and my heirs. Now I just have to find the time, and energy, to write it.

RIP George Carlin


Tavis Sarmento said...

I find the titles to your list of projects intriguing. Won't you give us a little more info about each-- at least the genre?

I like to know what kinds of ideas other writers are working on. Not so I can steal them (I have more ideas than I know what to do with at this point), but because I'm a curious type of individual.

PJ McIlvaine said...

Hey Tavis,

I really don't worry about theft so much as "cross pollination" where you might read something and then later on use it unwittingly. I've always said I wish I had something worth stealing! :)

I am very prolific, which is both a blessing and a curse.

What I am working on right now is a family Christmas script and a HANNAH MONTANA type of family comedy. I have other scripts in various modes: rewrite city, first draft stage, gestating, etc. I have an ideas folder. If I see a newspaper article or web article that sparks to me, I print those out.

But the titles I have listed here at pretty much "done"--or as "done" as they are for now. Your suggestion is a good one, though--I'll update that and give a "taste". Good enough?

Tavis Sarmento said...


PJ McIlvaine said...

We aim's to please!