It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I am in awe of people who have busy lives and manage to keep blogs running full-speed. Since my last entry, I’ve been “transitioning.” I was playing piano six nights a week and still trying to invest quality time in my writing and in my relationships, both private and professional. Truth alert: There are only so many hours in a day. Although I am used to juggling many things at once, it finally occurred to me that the less I juggle and the more I focus on my writing, specifically my screenplays, the happier I am. So, no more six nights a week of playing piano and much more time spent on my writing. My whole demeanor has changed and I am approaching my writing with energy and confidence.
That said: For anyone following me or interested in what I’m doing, I have spent a lot of time on the synopsis and pitch and logline for my dramatic screenplay “Big Sister.” I think the time was well-spent. I’ve learned a lot, through online classes, through private coaching, through meetings with my co-writers and fellow writers. I even managed to teach a class about “writing compelling scenes,” in Tokyo and Taipei. Invigorating experiences.
The upshot is: a script is a living thing. I think we, as writers, can “raise” our creative child until it’s capable of “flying,” and then we have to let it go out into the world. It may return for some occasional TLC, and that’s fine. But then we have to send it out again. And again. And again. As long as the script is “alive,” it deserves its chance in the world.
Let the next step of the journey begin.