Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Happy New Year

I can't believe it. It's 2010.

I also can't believe that I haven't updated the my blog since August 2009.

I do have an excuse. August was when I began the full time job doing the overnight shift for a big Internet company. My entire schedule was turned upside down. Working until 2AM every night, having to decompress until I fell into bed. It's tough. And a real grind to grind out pages.

But I'm writing every day, even if it's only a page or a sentence. Right now I'm working days on special assignment at least until February--hopefully longer if I have my druthers.

Still hoping that the cable network will come through in 2010 with a slot for my Father's Day drama. And my big resolution for the New Year (besides updating my blog more frequently) is to write scripts that will have the dogs of war salivating over (instead of me salivating on the other side of the gate). Am on page 89 of a new spec, got another one half written, got a couple of scripts percolating with co-writers. New ideas. Always new ideas. I wish I could turn my brain off sometimes, like a TV.

For example, I was going along very merrily on a spec, a family adventure...when I had this dream. A really disturbing dream of a graphic nature. I tried to put it out of my mind while I worked on my family adventure, but like a bully in 5th grade, it wouldn't go away. So I finally succumbed to the dark side. Is it any good? I dunno. But some things you have to write for the sake of writing it, just to get it out of your system, with no expectations or goals. I even decided to write it under another name, so I can really go hog wild. Let's put it this way, I can never look at a violin in quite the same way again.

So while I've been silent on the blog front, it's been anything but on the writing and home front. I'm determined to make 2010 the year---whatever year it has to be to get where I need to be in 2011. And I hope you'll be here with me.

1 comment:

E.C. Henry said...

Good to have you back, PJ :-)