Friday, September 22, 2017

On being a writer...

“A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Writing is important to men and women who do it well. When you’re writing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.” 
-- Jim Vines (with an assist from Steve McQueen)

Monday, September 18, 2017

A good day for a writer is...

For some people a good day is going shopping.
For some people a good day is a round of golf.
For some people a good day is a day at Disneyland.
For me, a good day is writing 1,945 new words for my next novel!

Whatever YOUR idea of a good day is, make it happen!

Friday, September 1, 2017

“Back in the Saddle”

I’ve been mired in a significant amount of screenwriterly duties during the last few months. There were a couple of rewrite gigs, four script critiques, and a spec web series pilot. I was happy and enthused to work on each of these assignments, and I’m thankful for the money I made on the paid gigs, but lemme tell ya…it’s soooooo wonderful getting back to my prose writing. As I discovered with my first novel a few years ago, it’s the most gratifying type of writing I’ve ever done. Seriously. I love the freedom of it. When I’m writing a novel, I feel like a horse-mounted cowboy riding the wide open, endless prairie. I’ll admit, I’ve been kinda grouchy and a little moody these last few months, but now I’m back in the saddle (pun intended) with the two novels, cranking out word after word, sentence after sentence, page after page…and it’s truly glorious! 
Whatever type of writing YOU prefer—screenplays, novels, poetry, short stories, extensive grocery lists—I wish you the same sense of fulfillment!