I will be writing my little heart out on a Mentalist spec script. I was all set to enter my Know Thyself script to a contest when I saw in tiiiiny little fine print that originals weren’t accepted, just spec scripts.
the good news is that I saw that tiny fine print before hitting submit because there’s no refund. as it is, I’ll be paying an extra $10 thanks to the “burning midnight oil” deadline fee, but oh well.
the bad news is that I hate all my current specs, so I need to write a new one. hence the mentalist. it’s a fun, quirky show that can be quite clever. not to mention it’s insanely popular so the readers will likely have a more than passing knowledge of the show. that can be a double-sided sword, though, if they think I don’t have the characters’ voices down right. I’m willing to risk it. ;o)
I’m torn between a locked room mystery and a mysterious public death with hundreds of witnesses who saw nothing…