Finally

It's been a pretty decent year for writing successes, and boy has it felt like a long time coming. When I started out submitting my work places, it felt like I had small gains each year, all culminating in 2011 when I was a semifinalist in the comedy screenplay category at the Austin Film Festival. … Continue reading Finally

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Life Has a Funny Way

After a fun and informative trip to the Austin Film Festival, I was returning with renewed motivation to get to work on STILL, a desire I've expressed sporadically for the past, oh, 15 months or so.  I attended a number of panels on independent filmmaking, and I was excited to get back to my own, … Continue reading Life Has a Funny Way

Existential Crises and Pregnancy-Induced Mania

Can I be honest with you?  After completely zeroing out on all the contests this year (the first time that's EVER happened since I started this whole screenwriting pursuit), I was ready to totally give up on writing.  I had excuses.  I have a full-time day job.  I spend another 10-15 hours a week (sometimes … Continue reading Existential Crises and Pregnancy-Induced Mania

Juggling & Creative Juju

Lately I've been learning to juggle. {Maybe I should learn to actually juggle. That'd be a neat party trick. If I ever got invited to parties.} Here are my balls. {Get your minds out of the gutters, you saucy sillies.} I work your typical, 40-hours-a-week, non-creative, cubicle job. And full disclosure, it can be, well, … Continue reading Juggling & Creative Juju

The 2011 Austin Film Festival: A Recap

Subtitled: "In Which Ditty Disappoints Everyone By Failing to Find Words to Describe How Amazing It Was." Everything that follows can really be summed up in the following bit of advice: If you have the opportunity to attend the Austin Film Festival, DO IT. (Especially if you are a writer.) If you need more convincing, … Continue reading The 2011 Austin Film Festival: A Recap