Well, I have just emailed the second draft of the Wild Card script. My deal with Universal guaranteed me two drafts, and now they can decide whether to keep me on the project or turn it over to some other writer, or abandon it all together. I think it’s one of the best scripts I’ve written, and I have to give a shout-out to my terrific studio exec, Gregory Noveck, the head of SyFy Films. Together with his associate, Heather they have given me tremendous guidance and notes that have consistently improved the script.
I’m having trouble picking a feeling. Elated because it’s done. Proud because it’s good. Nervous because this may be the end of the line for me as a writer on the project. I will still be attached as an executive producer, but I would like to continue as the writer as well. Realistically that probably won’t happen, but hey, I’m an optimistic person so I’ll hold onto a small kernel of hope.
Whatever the outcome at Universal I now have a new sample that my manager can use to, hopefully, find me more employment doing something that I utterly love. Writing scripts is so fun and exciting for me. I’m one of those people who can’t not write, but I confess I love writing scripts more than I love writing books.
Now I have to readjust my brain and go back to writing on THE EDGE OF DARKNESS. That book is due June 1st, and I still have at least four chapters to go. At least it gives me something else to think about while they ponder my fate at Universal Pictures.