They just called me. That means it's in the top 20 out of 4,400 submissions. Guess who's flying back to Austin next month? I guess actual "industry professionals" read the script at this point for judging, and if anyone likes it, even if it doesn't make it to the finals/wins they still talk to you and stuff. So this is pretty much going to be my best bet of finding representation.
I still find it hilarious that Fall River didn't do shit in any other competition. I mean, it didn't even get a "p.s. at least one judge didn't think this totally sucked" note from Nicholl. It really does all depend on who reads it. My sister is theorizing that it landed in the hands of some true crime fans. "Hey she wrote the part about the pigeons! Neato!"
I should clarify at this point that Flesh and Blood is my script about serial killers, and Fall River is my script about Lizzie Borden. I LIKE WRITING ABOUT PEOPLE KILLING OTHER PEOPLE, OKAY.
ENDORPHINS OMG YOU GUYS MY INSIDES FEEL ALL FLUTTERY.