Sunday, March 7, 2010

Flake Out

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.

1 comment:

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I had no idea you got so much written! I'd say that it was time well spent. Hope we can work on something together some day, if our damn jobs allow for it . . .