i barely slept all weekend while i wrote my script. i brought my laptop into work and did a last minute polish during my lunch break, and emailed the script and the release form at 1:30.
last year, i had sent the script in by fedex over the weekend. i saw online that it was signed for around 11am, and i got a call from nickelodeon around 3pm that same day to schedule a one on one interview.
this year, i got an email saying my script was received, and i’ll be hearing from them. i waited all day, but i didn’t get the call. i thought this script came out well even though i didn’t have that much to actually write it. i thought the structure was clear and simple, and i tried to put a lot of jokes in there. but maybe i didn’t have enough time to polish it. or maybe the other semifinalists had better scripts.
no call from nickelodeon. i was rationalizing that maybe it’s good if i don’t get it. maybe it’s better if i stay at my art director job at this web ad agency. i make good money, and the company is very stable, two good things in this crazy economy. yeah… maybe. yeah right.
still nothing from nickelodeon. i don’t think i got it.
still no call from nick.
i went to my friend’s party, but was too distracted to enjoy myself. i wanted to read over the script i sent in, but was afraid it might be bad.
more anxiety and mild depression.
i had mostly given up, but i did still hold onto a small sliver of hope that i would get the call today. i got a call from nickelodeon at noon while i was at lunch with my friend. i made the cut! i had a one on one interview with karen scheduled for wednesday at 3.