I received an email tonight that has made me very happy. It's just one step, but so in the right direction. It was from the Sundance Institute:
We are pleased to inform you that your project SUNDOWN has been selected for the second round of the application process for the 2018 Episodic Story Lab
After spending a month working on scripts during my La Napoule Art residency -- especially my TV pilot SUNDOWN and the break down of a ten episode season -- I am back in NY, having a little trouble readjusting to not having the freedom to write, wander, take in art, write, eat well, be with new friends, write. It didn't help that a car slammed into my Honda CRV the day after I got back (and totaled it...I'm sore, but thankfully OK). However, I and many of my fellow residency artists, are feeling melancholy, and a little lost. Now I feel like I've brought it all back with me, because all the hard work on the SUNDOWN script will allow me to submit a stronger version to the Episodic Lab.
The funny thing is that a couple of hours before I received the Sundance email, I re-posted this old tweet about my feature script...and never giving up:
Sometimes, the Universe most definitely listens. (Very Thankful.)