I don’t expect anything like the success I had with NaNoWriMo, partly because I’ll be on vacation for 10 out of April’s 30 days, but I plan to participate in Script Frenzy this year. I’ve long wanted to adapt my dissertation novel as a graphic novel, and I’ve taken a few tentative stabs at it already with mixed success, but I keep getting hung up on the fact that I have no artistic talent whatsoever (witness my ridiculous sketches in this week’s Writer’s Notebook, which will appear on Friday). But I figure if I keep letting that get in my way, I’ll never get around to finishing the adaptation, so I’m going to use April to kick-start the scriptwriting process, even if I don’t finish by the end of the month.
I’ve also talked my brother, artist and animator Jon Snoek, into diving in–he’s working on a film script, I think–so I’ll have at least one person driving me on. My friend Kevin Phillips is playing along as well, and I think Crystal Elerson (who gave me this week’s Writer’s Notebook exercise) is considering it as well. Just don’t expect updates from me until the second half of the month–I’ll be writing on other adventures.
In the meantime, to find my Script Frenzy profile and (eventually) monitor my progress, go here.