[Around Here] On Works in Progress

I got a message from a twitter friend the other day inviting me to participate in a blog round-up where folks answer questions about their current works in progress.  I sadly had to respond that I'd love to be a part of it except that I currently have no work in progress. And I don't … Continue reading [Around Here] On Works in Progress

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

Random Thoughts on Life and Tomatoes

So, it turns out that just because you don't update your blog after your "I'm going on vacation" post doesn't mean that you get to stay on vacation. Bummer, huh? In reality, I've been back for two weeks, and it seems like this scene was eons ago. Also, eons since this: Alas, I've been home … Continue reading Random Thoughts on Life and Tomatoes

A To-Do List for the Week to Come

I do have a few work-ish items on my Could-Do List for the next few days, but the following items are MANDATORY. Lay on the beach. Play in the ocean. Take naps. Go for sunrise runs on the beach. Read books. Eat delicious seafood. Drink fruity drinks with rum. Laugh a bunch. Look at beautiful … Continue reading A To-Do List for the Week to Come

May by the Numbers (Plus Re-Entry Into Responsible-ish Adulthood)

Despite May having suddenly appeared out of nowhere, I'm feeling much less manic than I was at the beginning of last month.  But I am still neurotic and like numbers, so, here's... May by the Numbers Number of scripts sent out into the world on Sunday: 3 Hours worked at the day job in April: 144 … Continue reading May by the Numbers (Plus Re-Entry Into Responsible-ish Adulthood)

Random Thoughts on a Windy Day

I just saw a bolt of lightning in the distance and silently squealed with kid-like delight. I love storms, at least the kind where they're just a little scary like a good rollercoaster or a solid horror film rather than the sort where they threaten lives or to blow away childhood homes. There's a storm … Continue reading Random Thoughts on a Windy Day

Learning to Herd Cats

So, this year I've been lucky enough to be able to ramp up my freelance work significantly. I was worried at first that it would use up my creative juices and that I wouldn't have anything left over for screenwriting and other fiction. But then I remembered that creative writing does not steal juice from … Continue reading Learning to Herd Cats