A couple of days ago I awoke to the news of Carrie Fisher’s passing. Another beloved icon gone too soon – and you know in this Star Wars house this was a deep-felt loss. And then, as if to add insult to injury, my email contained a message that my pilot would not be advancing in one of the contests I had submitted it to.
The feedback was, at least, somewhat encouraging:
The Demeter is set in an interesting world with a couple of well-drawn characters in Wyeth and Sadie. Actually, the voice of Zeta as a less obnoxious Siri is also a nice character. On the page, the script looks good, without blocky description or dialogue passages and is error-free (a rarity!). The biggest question at this point is probably trying to determine what the story will be about in future episodes. Will the entire series be about their attempt to return to earth? Some hint of where the series will go could add a lot to the overall value of the pilot.
It was one of those days that made me want to both crawl into bed and take the world by storm.
I did neither.
I chose to lose myself in my happy place – Dragon Age land. A few hours achieving measurable goals with my dogs snuggled around me was comforting, but I’m still just sad.
Maybe the sadness is exacerbated by the fact that I am so far from where I want to be. I resent my job and without just the teeniest bit of encouragement on the screenwriting front, I just feel as if I’m never going to leave my own mark.
Yes, I know this sounds a tad vain, but it’s my dream to have my writing immortalized via the silver screen. Let’s be honest, we don’t follow the artist’s path to fade into obscurity, we want to be remembered. Plain and simple.
The passing of yet another childhood favorite has only reiterated how precious our time is. We have to make the most of the time given to us and continue to strive towards our goals, no matter where on the ladder towards that dream we find ourselves.
Wishing you all the very best as we come to the end of another year! Let’s start planning for a productive and successful new year!
*Thank you for being a part of our lives, Rebel Princess. May the Force be with you!