It’s… Repped?

Y’know that manager I’ve been talking to? Well, he called yesterday and began, “So, I read PB over the weekend. I want you to know, I still think you’re a really great writer.”

Uh-oh. This can’t end well…

He pointed out – accurately – that my story lacks conflict and we talked about that. He felt my structure was good (thanks Blake!) and he still digs my voice.

Then he surprised me by saying that after reading it, he’s even more excited to work with me.

Um… what?

He asked my permission to send both PB and EROTIC MUSINGS OF AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE out and then pitched me an idea they came up with in-house that they thought would work great with my voice. I sparked to the idea, we riffed, and suddenly I’m developing a project with a manager and a WGA signatory producer attached.

How did this happen? I’m not in L.A. I’m not 20. I didn’t go to film school.

But I wrote. And I got discouraged and I bitched and wished I could quit. And I killed my darlings and learned to love it. I wrote and rewrote and reinvented and reimagined and reincarnated until I could distinguish my good work from my bad. And finally, when even in deepest self-deprecation I had to admit the writing was pretty good, I knew it was time to put my work and myself out there.

It’ll be fun to see what happens next. Isn’t Life just the coolest ride?


About Julie Jaret

Julie Jaret is an American screenwriter with one feature film produced and some others on deck. Her alter-ego needed an outlet, so here we are. Julie lives in the southeast U.S. with her sexy and supportive husband, two funny and beautiful kids, and one big doofus of a dog. She enjoys living vicariously through her fictional characters, often to the point of distraction... (Luckily, her hubby and kids know not to expect dinner at a certain time. Or at all.)

Posted on March 21, 2006, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Congratulations! Hope it all goes well for you Julie!cheersDave

  2. Big congrats. You deserve it.Does he want you to rewrite Pool Boy before sending it out?

  3. Thanks, guys!Scott~ at present, no, he thought my time would be better-spent elsewhere– for now, anyway.

  4. Holy shit!It’s about damn time. I’ve been waiting for this blog (not necessarily in blog form) since I read Erotic Musings on TS. Can I get a wooooo.ted

  5. I’d post some sort of snarky backwards compliment, but that would be entirely too predictable.So I’ll just answer ted’s call: “<><> wooooo<><>“...still one of the little people B

  6. The beginning of great things for the sexiest grandma I know.

  7. Julie,I’m sure this new relationship will lead you someplace. If nothing else, look on it as validation of your talent. Good job!

  8. WOW! That’s soooo great! Kudos and Congrats!

  9. congrats!!i hate rewrites, but its gotta be done..keep us posted…

  10. Congrats!!EROTIC MUSINGS will sell and be produced if you ask me…..Cecil

  11. Yet another congrats! 🙂

  12. YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!Chris

  13. wwwhoooooo hoooooo!most cooool

  14. Congrats, you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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