Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Where Have I Been?


Well, I guess that's the question of the month, innit? Posting has been non-existent, my twitter feed silent, my Facebook just as quiet. Well, you should know that it's not because I lost interest, it's simply because I have been so busy that I literally haven't had time to write. And, when I get to the end of the day, I just haven't had the energy, nor the desire, to write something to write something. (And no, that's not a picture of me.)

I think a part of what happened was that I was posting everyday, and put a lot of pressure on myself to do it, that I just got tired of it. Honestly, this blog was never meant to be an everyday thing. I just posted very often because I had a lot of time on my hands. Obviously, that's not the case at present.

So, what have I been doing? Well...

1) As you know, Travis and I have been working on our latest script. We received notes from our producer over Christmas and set about working on the second draft. I won't go into detail here, because I will be posting The Writing Process: Part 4 soon. But last Friday we finally turned in our 2nd Draft to the producer after an exhaustive rewrite. We're excited to get the notes, we're excited to hear what they have to say, but it should be a week before we hear back.

2) I just finished up the final version of 'Superhero' for Tim and the Space Cadets and will be posting that shortly.

3) Travis and I had a great conference call yesterday with a CE over at a respected production company about our first script, a thriller, that we wrote together. They're interested in developing it further, with some minor changes that we're gonna make, and then take it to the studio they have a deal with, AND (pause) with me attached to direct! Huge! Very exciting. It's a script very few people have seen, one that we've held close to the heart since I've always wanted to direct it, whether it was my debut, or a second film or even a fourth down the line. What's great is that we put this on the table from the beginning, when we first met with her back in October. She loved the script, had some ideas that will probably make the script better, and told us that the studio they have the deal with is very open to working with first-time directors. Super excited. Of course, this is taking on another load of work, as we work on the other script but there's a huge incentive for us to take this on. Not only will we be 3 for 3 but we now have three projects set up at legit production companies around town. Of course, we're not getting paid yet...but that'll happen. Better to have people responding positively to your script then toiling for hours on something no one reads.

We're at that middle stage right now, before we officially make it as professional screenwriters but not really amateurs anymore either. It's a weird place to be in. Of course, it could all come crashing down tomorrow...who knows?

And so, Travis and I have been facing a lot of work recently and it's just been tiring and I haven't really had the energy to write about it. I'm getting my second wind though, especially now that I have more things to talk about.

So, keep checking back here for updates.

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