Remember that New Year’s resolution you made about being more diligent and really sticking to a writing schedule and how you were going to be super-productive in 2013? How’s that working out for you so far?
Well, here it is almost the middle of February and what does yours truly have to show for it, script-wise?
Zilch. Zip. Nada. The proverbial big fat goose egg and other colorful metaphors.
An outline with barely any dents in it and podcasting equipment that’s been taken out of the box twice. How am I supposed to move ahead when I feel like I’m standing still? Not acceptable!
I could claim that most of January was focused on the query letters, but that’s kind of a lame excuse. There’s no reason I (or any writer, for that matter) shouldn’t be able to set aside at least 30 minutes a day to work on something. Anything.
Maybe you’re like me and you’ve got that constantly-burning fire inside you that makes you want to write, create or produce something, and when you aren’t able to do that, you feel like you’re taking a step backward.
So consider the reset button officially pushed. Let’s call this my New Year’s Resolution, Take 2.
I will do my best to try and accomplish at least one important thing each day for both script and podcast. To be fair, there will be days where circumstances are just beyond my control and nothing will happen. It’s inevitable, and I accept that.
But the rest of the time – no excuses.
-Movie of the Moment. Not necessarily a movie, but a rediscovered treasure. All 5 seasons of ROCKY & BULLWINKLE on Hulu Plus. Want to see countless examples of smart and hilarious writing in action?
Bullwinkle and a general watch helplessly as a missile takes off with Rocky strapped to it.
GENERAL: That squirrel is headed straight for Washington!
BULLWINKLE: Do you think he can carry the farm vote?
Look no further, my friends.