Thursday, October 21, 2010

He Said He'd Call...

Last night, I finally had my pitch meeting with the big-shot studio executive.  I had precisely five minutes to convince him that my little comedy script was far superior to the forty other scripts he’d been pitched that day.

I was feeling pretty confident.  I was totally prepared.  I had planned out exactly what I was going to say so that I wouldn’t go off on any tangents.  I had carefully chosen an outfit that said, “Hello, I am the epitome of cool. I am hip and trendy and have my finger on the pulse of today’s youth.”  And I was feeling funny.  Already that day, I had made like three really hilarious jokes at my husband’s expense.  I was ready!

It’s amazing how quickly five minutes goes by when you’re in a potentially life-changing meeting.  Overall, I’d say it went pretty well.  He was surprisingly down-to-earth, and he seemed to like my concept.  At the end of the meeting, he said he would “definitely follow up with me.”

So now I’m like a neurotic teenage girl all over again.  I’ve been compulsively checking my e-mail every ten seconds.  How long will he wait before contacting me?  Two days?  Ten days?  He did say “definitely.”  I mean, you don’t just casually throw around the word “definitely,” right?  Maybe my internet isn’t working.  Maybe his internet isn’t working.  What if he meets another script that he likes better and never e-mails me?  How long do I wait before I give up and move on with my life?  It’s already been eighteen hours and twenty-four minutes.

I’m reminded of the time in seventh grade when what’s-his-name said he would hold hands with me after school by the buses, and I had to stand there and wait.  And wait.  And wait.  He eventually showed, but then a week later, he said he didn’t want to hold hands with me anymore.  I spent the next ten years trying to appear aloof and uninterested at all times.  It actually worked out pretty well for me.  So with that in mind, I think I’ll step away from the computer and get back to my super cool life.


  1. Oh, man... How exciting. Good luck! Keep your fans posted plz.

  2. I've been wondering how it went...glad to hear it went well. I'm looking forward to my cameo!!!!!!

  3. Has he emailed yet? Update needed!!!