I started pursuing the updated website, manuscriptwishlist.com, last evening, because I'm cruel to my own mental health and like to look up potential agents and tease myself with dreaming they could possible represent me one day, even though my manuscripts aren't ready for representation yet. Okay, that's only the sadistic half as to why I… Continue reading Invigoration of a Writer’s Soul
Out of all the famous and clichéd phrases, one that I live the most by (or the one I think about most often) is "Patience is a Virtue." My Aunt taught it to me when I was a young, impatient thing while we were at the bookstore and I just wanted the next book in… Continue reading Patience is a…Reward?
When I introduce myself as a writer, responses are always varied. Some are with piqued interest, some with feigned respect, most with slight confusion and snarky jokes related to the "starving artist" role (which my bank account has unfortunately taken to heart). A follow-up question, if asked, is usually, "What do you write?" Of course,… Continue reading Writing: the Why and the How
In trying to write more for this blog, I have planned out different posts and whatnot that I want to write about. For example, I still need to write my Valentine's Day post (oops) and my workout update post (reached the halfway point, yes!), but instead of writing either of the posts that I have planned… Continue reading The Vision of a Hopeless Romantic
Hello, amigos! So, in my last post, I talked about the art of taking rejection in stride. And I must admit, I believe I will master this art before this journey is over, for two more rejections have flooded my inbox. And I am still keeping a positive mind about it, though as each one… Continue reading You Can’t Edit a Blank Page
So, I know I've written about this before, but I'm in that stage again. I don't have a title for it. It's the You're-Not-Cut-Out-To-Be-A-Writer stage. It's not that I don't have the drive or the ambition or the dream. I mean hell, I've going through round three of editing my debut and this thing isn't… Continue reading Pushing Forward
"To celebrate the success of those whom we care about is great; but to remain supportive of them when success seems far away is greater. Everyone loves the platitudes about how good lessons can be learned from failure - but in reality, people only admire that from afar. No one really wants to be close… Continue reading Support the Starving
So today in my screenwriting class, our professor showed us a film that was comprised of interviews with successful and unsuccessful screenwriters who talked about the tricks of the trade. Time allotted for us to only see 'bout half the film, but they basically said this: you will write dozens of screenplays before your idea is considered… Continue reading Story of a Modern Child