I am currently working on the finishing touches of my script and I am more than satisfied with how it all came together. Now comes the fun stuff. Sooner rather than later I expect to be in LA pitching my script to a producer. That's the part that scares me the most. I have to present a 108 page script to someone in just one sentence. Though I expect to practice my pitch day and night, I am shaking just thinking about it. What if my pitch isn't appealing enough? What if there aren't enough details within my pitch? So much can go wrong with the pitch but then again so much can go right. Even if I don't sell my script, the experience is something I know I will learn from and it'll be an opportunity of a lifetime.
I've been trying to find ways to make it to Los Angeles ever since I was about fifteen years old and I never found the opportunity or had a good enough plan. My mentor offered to take me out for lunch when I'm out there too which is exciting since screenwriting students don't necessarily get to meet their mentors in person. The more I talk about my script with my mentor, the more confident I am in my script and the more I like his philosophy as a writer. I think in some ways him and I approach writing similarly so it looks like I was set up with a good mentor for my own personal skillset and beliefs. I'm hoping to be out there sometime next month and finally be out of New Jersey for a little bit.