I’ve been all out on the creative writing front these past several weeks gearing up for this weekend’s Hollywood pitch festival. This is where I have a great idea for a film and a TV series and I set up Skype meetings with various producers who are in the market for I’m selling. And they give me 5 minutes to dazzle them with my incredible creative vision and offer me millions to buy my scripts. This is the plan anyway. I have 14 pitch sessions over the course of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I just spent a stressful hour going online and attempting to book all these meetings. It was one of those “On your marks, get set, go!” things, where they open up the bookings at a certain time and you have to nab the limited time slots with the companies you want. Like a feeding frenzy with all of us creatives booking simultaneously.
I got most of what I wanted. And because it’s Hollywood, some of my meetings are scheduled late into the evening my time. Did I mention I’m also in a live storytelling show on Friday? I have a pitch about an hour before my live story and two pitches after my live story. I hope my voice and enthusiasm can hold up. On Monday, my last pitch is at 9:30 PM, the day before I’m going to get in the car and drive 11 hours.
Now, I’m going to retire to my virtual fort in the woods and try to get some sleep, while pretending that my mind and body aren’t all jacked up right now.