Winning Book Adaptation Needed was a great honour. With so many entries from talented writers in the running, I was thrilled my work connected with the judges. It is a rare and amazing feeling to actually receive something you desperately want.
Now that I have my screenplay in hand, I am looking for opportunities to pitch it as a feature film to producers, literary agents, and streaming platforms. But, my options don’t end there. Winning this award gave me the courage to write and pitch Bayou Cresting: The Wanting Women of Huet Pointe as a limited series to streaming platforms. The pilot episode script needs work, but I have the confidence to write and revise until it’s perfect.
Also, the unexpected bonus in winning this award was the sales bump my novel received in the weeks after the award announcement.