Quick Blog

I slacked off this morning with my blog. Tonight I’m getting back on track for two reasons. The first is simple, I gotta get back on the horse and keep riding. The second is I keep seeing people doing shady, petty things, while claiming they are professional. They aren’t, and I am tired of having to ignore foolishnes.

My solution is to keep moving forward. I have to protect myself, and my well-being.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

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W.A.M.O.

Hello,

As mentioned previously, I was working on a logline, which is the concept to my story, and gave it to my writing group to get responses. The respones were mixed. I then shared it with a friend. She pointed out where my logline was overwritten, and unclear. Time for revisions.

This meant getting into how to write loglines better, so after double checking some research on logline formulas. For the record, I looked up six different formulas. I found one that clicked for me.

Essentially that formula is: When [inciting incident] a [specific protagonist] must [objective] or [stakes].

If I can boil my ideas down to this one sentence, I believe I can and will do better with my concepts. I nick-named it, “W.A.M.O.,” so I remember to hit the right points. This also means pulling back on the overwriting. I will get the bare bones, and only the bare bones down.

Happy creative endeavors.

Another Late Night Post

In my defense, I had to work today, and early. It’s not my typical workday, and it rained overnight. On top of that fun time, it got warmer, and my allergies fired up, literally. My eyes felt like they were buring. I woke up in pain. Cracked my window, took some meds, and tried to call asleep. The. The alarm went off. I had no choice but to get up.

By time I was on the road, the rain didn’t let up, and I drove like an old man. Got to work, put books away, and the thermostat was set different on the floors. My desk was warm. Upstairs cool.

Writing was minimal, but that happens. I am happy the meds took effect. That stinging was relentless.

Happy creative endeavors.

The Clue Is In the Descriptions

Hello World,

Writing spiked again! It was for my novel though. My motto is, as always, to keep writing. For a long time, I couldn’t write an intro I liked for it, so in pen and paper, I got it down. So kudos for that.

I have been writing ideas down a lot this week, so it has been positive energy, and I always want to follow this path. The ideas have been for an older story that’s gonna get serious revisions. I’m looking forward to that.

The main event, this morning, while brushing my teeth, I had an idea for a logline. Grabbed my moleskine to write it down. As I struggled to write it coherently, I went back to the standard formula. Couldnt cinch the “or else” part until I realized her consequence came from her discription.

She’s a proud new graduate, so her consequence is failure. By coincidence, my tv project’s “or else” moment should come from how I describe him. I belive that hero is figthing for his free will, so now I see him clearer. My novel’s hero is earnest, so his consequence would be losing his faith/enthusiasm.

I have much to work out and develop.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Post Thanksgiving

Hello, I really needed to make a blog post today. Was talking to a friend about how creativity for the current project has produced anxiety in me.  It had me doubting my work, even though I was eight weeks into my project.  I felt frustrated, upset, and positive I was making huge missteps.

That said, after calming my mind, I can see that it was my fears getting the best of me.  At this point, I would like to go all in on this spec pilot/pitch. If It’s wrong, I can learn, and adjust my perspective and material. I want it completed.

For me. “all in” means a third pass at the outline, then writing the actual script. The story bible is a bit messy at the moment, but I can clean that up a little latter. I’d like to get myself moving.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

 

 

Monday

The holiday us coming soon. It’s gonna he a short work week. I’m not scared. I look back at this weekend, and I realize that I lost my self confidence in my actions. This is tricky. My goal is to write, but I want to slow my roll. I want to work more on screenplays, got caught up in tv writing (which isnt remotely bad at all), and i feel uncertain.

It’s time for a pro/con list.

Pros of writing screenplays.

  • I love movies.
  • I have plenty of ideas.
  • I love writing.
  • I love rewriting.
  • I have training and experience in writing and screenplays.
  • I want to sell screenplays.

Cons of screenwriting:

  • Film is a director’s medium. TV is the writer’s medium.
  • That’s it.

I needed this list.

Happy creative endeavors.

A November Petite Post II

Y’all, I forgot to post this morning. I don’t know what’s happening to me, as my routine is totally thrown off. I feel like I’ve lost control of things, and this is not what I want or need. So at the very least, this post is, in part, to say, “hello,” and “keep writing.”

As always, happy creative endeavors.