I know the siren song of the movies. I've had about five options on my novels, and all of them fell apart. For three days, Madonna wanted to make INTO THIN AIR her directorial debut, and then she went off on tour. I had LIVING OTHER LIVES about to go into principal photography, with a script written by an Obie-winning writer, when the director vanished. I almost had a deal for Pictures of You, but then the actress interested went off to do a studio-funded film.
I started writing my own scripts, and I got into the first round of the prestigious Sundance Screenwriting Lab! They pick 12 next month, and though I am not holding my breath or crossing any fingers, it's still exciting.
High Infidelity was a piece I wrote for Victoria Zackheim's anthology, THE OTHER WOMAN. About murderous shrinks and betrayal in love and friendship, it garnered a lot of attention, and got me on The Today Show twice! It's option by Wishbone Films, which tickles me, because I used to write Wishbone books, which includes Tracey Becker, whose Finding Neverland (with Johnny Depp) won an Oscar, Andrea Monier and Julie Eringer.
I am so completely thrilled.
I know it takes forever for films to be made--if they are made--but I also know that dreaming is a whole lot of fun.