I didn’t have any expectations when I started this blog, because I really had no idea what I was doing. The only thing I did know was I needed a plan of what I was going to talk about. I’m a writer who always thought she should be a teacher, but I don’t want to be lumped into one of those “if you can’t do, teach” sort of people yet, because I am just starting out. 😉 So here we are. I share what I learn along the journey into “the business”, share a little of myself and my passions, and hopefully am useful to those of you who have decided to follow my ramblings.
I get a thrill each time I see that little orange icon at the top of my screen informing me of a new follower, comment, or like, and I appreciate every single one! So thank you to all of you who have decided to spend some time with me.
So, on that note, and since I’m finally back on track, I’ll share a little about how I’m moving forward. Besides the rewrite (this should now require some sort of expletive attached to it), and the possibility of writing for a new animated series (if it gets picked up – keep your fingers crossed), I’ve been working on my portfolio (which is why that blasted rewrite has been plaguing me). For my fellow screenwriters, this is an absolute must. Screenwriting coach, Lee Jessup, listed the following as a well rounded portfolio:
- 2-3 “ready” scripts
- 1 TV pilot or web series
- 5 fleshed out like-genre ideas
- 2 outside your genre ideas
Here’s a more in depth post about this topic and branding if you’re interested. I’ve been able to get all of this in order, except for a viable option for a television pilot. I sort of had this vague notion of something I wanted to do about powerful women throughout history, but about a week ago I had an idea for a comedy, and then one for a sort of fantasy based drama. That one still needs tweaking. And then they both need writing, or some outlining, which I suck at, by the way. So there’s that. From there, I need to start attacking my list of potential agents and industry people. That’s a whole new level of stress-inducing madness just waiting to be explored. *For those of you who have taken part of this process, I’d love some advice or feedback. Please and thank you.
As for the blog, since I decided to start sharing images for writing prompts, I’ve collected a stockpile of articles to share, and I’d like to branch out a little in what I post, I just don’t know what that means exactly yet. So stay tuned.
I suppose that’s enough rambling for now. I’m going to try out a new writer’s group tonight and see what comes of it, so wish me luck.
I wish you all the best everyone! And thanks again! Let the journey continue.