… [T]he OLL Board of Directors voted last month to end Script Frenzy.
Their reasons for discontinuing this yearly adventure are sound and I certainly can empathize with the costs of maintaining the infrastructure required to support what is essentially a self-driven effort with no real tangible value outside of bragging rights of the individual author, or script writer in this case. I will miss Script Frenzy. I have found that I like writing scripts more than I like writing stories, and the month-long challenge was a great incentive for me to challenge myself to produce something, despite the distractions of the normal day. It was an escape and chance to be creative for a couple of hours a day before returning to the real world, even if I did not have time this year to participate this year.
I am glad that the Script Frenzy pieces will be integrated into the main site. Maybe they will open up NaNoWriMo to include the option to write a script. But even if they do not, it will not keep me from occasionally sitting down and trying to write a script if the mood takes me. And I thank the folks at the Office of Lights and Letters for introducing me to the art of script writing.