I've been a punk and haven't posted in a while. I'm sure you've been okay, but I apologize to anyone who was anxiously checking. I started working a day job again! Which in this economy is good news! To bring everyone up to speed I resigned from my job in the photo-tourism industry for a variety of reasons. I stuck it to the man and said I'm gonna go be an artist! And I did. I wrote wrote wrote wrote. I'm proud of what I was able to do with the time 5 months in savings was able to provide for me. I wrote a novella and published it. I wrote the first draft of a novel. I wrote a feature length screenplay. I wrote a play. I wrote 10 short stories. I co-wrote and performed in a short film. Performed in two other films. I went at it. The biggest thing I got from the 5 months is the chance to grow as a writer. Money is up and it's back to a day job but I am ensuring that I am keeping to some writing goals I have set for myself. Certainly the quantity of written works will go down but I will be focusing on the quality. So I haven't posted because I'm getting myself organized to keep after my creative goals and lead a professional life which will yield income, and potentially savings so some day I can take another intensive 5 months writing writing writing for myself.
I've found myself really into writing plays lately. I have a love for writing for performance and a love for writing for the sake of being read. And plays seem to be able to straddle both of those purposes. It can serve as the blue prints for a performance and can easily be read and enjoyed for literary value.