Onward and Upward

This weekend we finished post-production on a short film, No Time for Romance. It’s a fourteen minute short about a pregnant wife who must decide to stay with her live-in boyfriend or prepare for the end of the world. It’s really about much more than that though: the rising nuclear tensions and the effects itContinue reading “Onward and Upward”

Am I a writer yet?

The waitress who’s an actress. The Uber driver who’s a bodybuilder. The banker who’s a painter. The lawyer who’s a stand-up comedian. In the past when people asked me what I do, I always conceded to my day job. “I work in real estate.” I’ve tried to tell people what I really do (where most of myContinue reading “Am I a writer yet?”

Neglecting My Blog

I recently came across an article about common mistakes writers make with their online profiles. “Neglecting your blog” was listed in the top eight. I said shit, opened WordPress, and started writing this overdue post. It’s been well over a year since I’ve added to this blog. A lot has changed since then: I graduated college,Continue reading “Neglecting My Blog”

The couple across the room, don’t know each other’s secrets yet.

She’s a pretty girl. He appears to be a nice guy. I’m sure they met in class. He then went and found her on a social network and liked some of her photos and then she messaged him. The next time in class, he asked her out for ice cream and to go see theContinue reading “The couple across the room, don’t know each other’s secrets yet.”

It’s a wild ride from sun up to sun down.

It’s a wild ride from sun up to sun down. I don’t where to begin this story. So I’ll start where I think you’ll enjoy it the most. My brother, the recently divorced, alcoholic, with rotted teeth, and a receding hairline, rented a Dodge Viper. Classy, I know. Our mission was Las Vegas. I’ve neverContinue reading “It’s a wild ride from sun up to sun down.”

She Came Late at Night

She came late at night, with a dozen roses and a bucket of water. At first, one can assume the water was for the roses. A bucket is an odd choice, but what else could she have it for? I didn’t ask right away, as it was so late. I had to be up early.Continue reading “She Came Late at Night”

Sex in the Airport Closet

Two travelers, both tired, sit adjacent to each other among others. Both coming from Wichita, Kansas to North Point, Maine. It wasn’t exactly a long flight. A couple hours, the layover in Boston added to it. But what came over these two seemly responsible, uncharismatic, straight-laced people, we will never know. It started with aContinue reading “Sex in the Airport Closet”

Journaling = Perspective

Around this time last year, I began to use a online journal called Penzu. Not working on my screenplays on the weekends, this fulfilled a promise to myself to write everyday. This was to be my first journal. You all know what a journal is, right? Your thoughts. Pure prose. Free writing at its finest.Continue reading “Journaling = Perspective”

ULTIMATE GOAL: Getting paid to do what you love to do.

I landed a writing job last month, rewriting some script. Although, it didn’t exactly pay a whole lot, I realized a huge lesson… I was getting paid to do what I love to do. And as I polished the script, I was enjoying it to the full extent.  I’ve had various other small writing jobsContinue reading “ULTIMATE GOAL: Getting paid to do what you love to do.”

I (don’t) envy those who have “lazy days”.

Browsing social networks, I often come across posts like this: “Day off work, putting in a good show and being lazy, all day!” “Lazy day, with wine!” “It’s raining outside, so I’m not going to do shit, but sit my lazy ass on this computer and share my recent gaming achievements” — okay, I exaggeratedContinue reading “I (don’t) envy those who have “lazy days”.”