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”

It’s time to Regroup.

It’s a common tactic in almost every team sport. Things are going bad. Nothing is working as planned. So you get together as a TEAM and you regroup. Now as a writer, regrouping can be difficult. Mainly because you’re a one-man team. In a normal regroup, everyone on the TEAM puts their heads together andContinue reading “It’s time to Regroup.”

The day I broke the chain.

2 years, 3 months, and 13 days. It was a Monday. April 14th. When I started this blog more than two years ago, I blogged about something called “Don’t Break the Chain”. It was a writing technique practiced by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. It was simply a promise to oneself to write every day. Using aContinue reading “The day I broke the chain.”

Don’t write to live. Live to Write.

It’s not easy to write. Don’t get me wrong… But it is easy to sit in the chair, sip coffee, and type some dribble into a word document. I think I’ve been in this desk chair for the majority of the last two years. Sure, my writing has improved and I’ve gotten a lot done…butContinue reading “Don’t write to live. Live to Write.”

Go back to where it all started.

When a good idea comes, I write it down. Eventually the really good ones are turned into a screenplay. But all these “good ideas” are placed into a folder on the computer. Often when I begin my outline, I copy and past the very first notes into another word document where I can continue toContinue reading “Go back to where it all started.”

Have a reason to wake up in the morning.

Sleeping is great. I need at least 10 hours of solid sack time. And without my alarm I could go all day. But work doesn’t get done while you’re sleeping. But as of late, the holidays and all, getting work done was awfully tough — goal achieving was slim. I slept a lot. In manyContinue reading “Have a reason to wake up in the morning.”

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.”