Sometimes I have dreams.

It was a dim morning. The time of the year when the sun starts coming out a little bit later, in the last part of summer. It’s an odd transition and noticeable to someone who wakes up as early as I do. The pain came with force, right to my head. It happened so quicklyContinue reading “Sometimes I have dreams.”

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”

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.”

Save the Egg Roll

Chinese leftovers is king. I love ordering out, they always give you more than you can eat, thus leaving plenty for the following day’s lunch. In the take out order, you get your main dish, your rice and an egg roll. (There’s nothing like doing rewrites with a big plate of Chinese and an eggContinue reading “Save the Egg Roll”

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”.”

New Orleans Film Festival, here we come!

Good news! The short film I produced earlier this year was selected for the 2013 NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL! I blogged about it about five months ago, just after our kickstarter-funded production wrapped.  The writer, director, and editor, Gus Péwé, is just finishing up the final cut to send it off. In all honestly, we weren’tContinue reading “New Orleans Film Festival, here we come!”

Warming up, before a long writing day

I like to schedule a 30-minute time slot to warm up before writing. On further reading, this appears to be the practice of many writers and I would highly recommend it. But I still have yet to find that one warm-up I prefer. And let me be clear, I don’t necessarily always WRITE to warm-up.Continue reading “Warming up, before a long writing day”

Lincoln to Sherman: Nothing Risked – Nothing Gained

After his tyrannical march to the sea, the capturing and burning of Savannah, Sherman sent a letter to Lincoln, giving him what he called a “Christmas gift”. This was the ultimate gift, as the Civil War would meet its finale some months later, when the Confederate Army would surrender to the Union forces in earlyContinue reading “Lincoln to Sherman: Nothing Risked – Nothing Gained”

Leave it all on the page

I played football in high school and the coaches would always say “Leave it all on the field”. They meant: put all your emotion and physical stamina into the game. When you walk off you should have nothing left. Leave it all out there. I can compare this to writing. After an emotional day ofContinue reading “Leave it all on the page”

Moments of Fate

I’m a huge believer in fate. I’m very superstitious. I can’t watch a Michigan Football game without knocking on the coffee table at least six times. Throughout my life, things have happened, that I refuse to believe are JUST coincidences. Today highlighted why I continue to believe in my own destiny. I had just finishedContinue reading “Moments of Fate”