Monday, November 29, 2010

Something Happened On The Way To Paradise


I'm sure a lot of people are curious about who I am, due to current planetary constellations being in flux. So here it is.

I'm a writer. I've always been a writer. I've had to do other things to put food on the table and support my family, but that is who I am. I could no more not be a writer than not breathe.

I've been published online and off. The New York Times, Newsday, Baby Talk, Screen Talk, and others.

In 1994, after a devastating experience, I was bitten by the screenwriting bug. I've been infected ever since. Friends and family said I was crazy. I was a woman, I didn't live in LA, and I didn't know a damn thing about it. Undeterred, I bought Michael Hauge's excellent screenwriting book and taught myself. My first script was over 200 pages long, and the formatting was all wrong. But I persisted.

In 2001, my Showtime original family film, MY HORRIBLE YEAR, with Eric Stoltz (who also directed), Mimi Rogers and Karen Allen aired. It got good reviews and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Mr. Stoltz for directing.

I was on top of the world. I made plans to move to Los Angeles. However, life had a different plan in mind.

I've had my own horrible year (more like years). I've perservered through very difficult circumstances. My mother's illness, my brother's untimely death, and a rash of other unfortunate events. Through it all, I can hold my head high.

I have no manager. I have no high powered agent on speed dial.

I write every day even if it's only a sentence. I query. I send my material out. I have my hopes and dreams just like everyone else.

Did I forget to say I'm a writer?

6 comments:

vk@nyte said...

hey Pj-just got done hangin out on MaxAdam's blog-heard about your dilemna with a certain terrible giant of bad film..good show!!Keep your head up,babe!!!
Anyhoo, I too am quite interested in screenwriting-any other books you can recommend??
Cool blog,hope to hear more from ya-VK@Nyte

Martin K. said...

Keep your head up PJ.

We've corresponded on Zoe in the past.

Keep your head up!

Take care,

Martin Kelley

shabi said...

Greetings from Pakistan..
I read some of your blogs.so much impressed of your work..keep it up. i am 23 year boy.i am struggling to live life.i am planing to write a book.something like autobiography.if i would be able too.
Shoaib

Anonymous said...

PJ hang in there. I think it is malicious of FOX to pick on a single mother trying to fulfill a dream for a better life. They are monsters... and in the end they won't win. Just because they are big doesn't mean they are mighty. Keep fighting until the end because you have a purpose and a cause. Be patient and hang in there you will see how this ends and it won’t be how FOX thinks.

scott huminski said...

U.S.A. State Sponsored Terror (rock music video) Released

Anti U.S. Police State Musician/activist, Scott Huminski, releases his 5th rock video with his band Scott X and the Constitution Commandos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXbojImKNlI

Television interview at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RTAmerica#p/u/1/2KxmgZRUOnU

scott huminski said...

Американский рок-музыкант Облицовочные тюрьме по политическим исторических песен и музыкальных клипов.

Скотт X и Конституцию Commandos сталкиваются тюрьмы и возможные покушения на свою оппозицию американскогополицейского государства.

Свобода музыкальных клипов наступление на правительство США, по крайней,

http://www.youtube.com/user/scottxmysteryband

Правительство Соединенных Штатов стала неистовой Споследней записи рок-группы, или бой на пребываниебесплатно

http://www.purevolume.com/ScottXandtheConstitutionCommandos/albums/Fighting+the+U.S.+Police+State+with+Music


Конституция команды запросить поддержку от международных организаций в их борьбе против американской террористической государственной полиции. ПравительствоСоединенных Штатов находит политической речью в музыке, как наступление, как террор и взрывы самодельных взрывных устройств. Речь критикует правительство в настоящее время является преступлением в Соединенных Штатах.


الموسيقار الاميركي روك مواجهة السجن لأغاني تاريخية وسياسية وأشرطة الفيديو والموسيقى.

سكوت X والمغاوير الدستور يواجهون السجن والاغتيال المحتملة لمعارضتهم للدولة على السياسة الاميركية.

وأشرطة الفيديو والموسيقى حرية هجومية لحكومة الولايات المتحدة وصلت،

http://www.youtube.com/user/scottxmysteryband

أصبحت حكومة الولايات المتحدة غاضبة من أحدث ما تم تسجيله من لموسيقى الروك، أو القتالفي البقاء الحرة



الأوامر دستور طلب الدعم من المنظمات الدولية في نضالهم ضد الدولة البوليسية الإرهابيةالأمريكية. حكومة الولايات المتحدة ترى أن الخطاب السياسي في الموسيقى كما خليع التفجيرات الإرهابية والعبوات الناسفة. خطاب حاسم من الحكومة الآن جريمة في الولايات المتحدة.