Awaiting My Fate

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.

4 Responses to Awaiting My Fate

  • Good luck, Melinda! I’m sure it’s great. I hope they keep you on the project as the writer since you really are the heart of the script. I am looking forward to this film!

  • All possible appendages crossed, Melinda! Hope it all works out as you wish.

  • rand says:

    Congratulations on your amazing achievement, Ms. Snodgrass. This project, with you at the helm, really has the potential of taking the network back to the same level of quality it achieved w/ BSG. If the brass at Universal has any foresight, of course they’ll keep you on. When I think of all of the series that died when the Execs didn’t keep a show/movie’s heart & soul– “Community”, “Lie To Me”, “How To Rock”, & that old sci fi show from the ’60’s, “Star something” ; )–it absolutely amazes me how these decision makers keep their jobs. Considering how highly you speak of Mr. Noveck, I’m sure he’ll make the only intelligent choice.

  • Rick says:

    Eagerly awaiting news.

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