I want to first say good morning to you readers! I know I may be sounding like a record player, but I’m once again frustrated. I know you guys read my blog yesterday about to agent fiasco, if not click here. It was a mess and a half! But, yesterday, I had a job interview. I think it went okay, but it wasn’t great. Sure, I made a good impression and laughed and smiled a lot, but something was missing. Then it dawned on me. My credit isn’t as peachy as I want it to be. I mean, who’s is when you have loans from graduate school. I don’t know if I got the job, but if I did, it will be by the grace of God. I will be grateful and pay close attention to learn everything. With everything that’s going on as far as not working, not having my own place, and being independent, it takes a toll on my writing.
Don’t get me wrong…
I love to write, but my passion is dimming for it. I am currently writing two things currently, a screenplay and a novel. In my mind, I want to be zen and be excited to write about my character and situations that people can relate to. I want to be able to get out my lap top and be like, ” Yeah! I’m writing!” But, my mind is always going. It’s thinking about, ” Oh, my cell is going to be cut off, I need to just read books and I need to focus.” Currently, as I write this blog, I am listening to some classical music to ease my mind. I don’t know how long this will help me, but for now I’m smiling. How do you handle the frustrations of the world, and still write?
I’m not complaining…
but, I know that there are some people doing worse than I am. Some people have writer’s block, are homeless, and don’t eat three meals a day. I’m grateful. I just feel I’m not as independent as I used to be when i had income coming in, hung out more with friends, etc. I often find myself frustrated about the things that are out of my control. I know, I know…what the heck? All I can do is what I’ve been doing, the best that I can. I thank God everyday for allowing me to see another day, another day to write something meaningful that will help others. Having this blog isn’t just about being a writer, it’s about me telling my stories and experiences that I hope help you readers along the way during your journey.
I’m proud to be a writer
I love writing so much. I read about writing, watch videos about writing and I write. I’ve had the privilege to talk some great actors, writers, musicians, about their life and write about it. Check out my CNN articles. I like writing articles for Ireport. It let’s me be as creative as I want as a journalist. But, it’s FREE. There is no pay, but it’s exposure. I get to let the world read what I write about. It’s a great opportunity, but I feel I’m still working for free. I interview and talk to who ever I want and it’s great. On the flip side, there is no pay, and I’m not an official CNN Journalist or reporter. Trust me, I would love to be, but they haven’t hired me. With my novels I kind of fell off a bit. I self published all of my work and for a long time it was great. Books were selling and all was right with the world. But then, the sales completely stopped. When I learned about film and became a screenwriter, I devoted myself only to screenplays. Novels didn’t matter to me much anymore because no one bought my work. But, I am now writing a novel. When it’s completed I will try to get a traditional publisher. My goal is to write for a company or network. I’d love to be a TV writer, Screenwriter or Copywriter for a company. I would love to work in development as well. Many writing jobs they want you to have experience, which I do, but for some reason, I still don’t get the job. I’m a trooper and will keep trying.
Works In Progress:
Screenplay: Title: Jordan
Logline: An outgoing new pregnant college student must overcome drug addiction to keep her baby and her new marriage alive
Progress: Starting Act 2
Novels: Hot Like Fire
Progress: Starting Chapter 7
Contests: BNFF- Didn’t win the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, but I was a finalist (2) Submissions both screenplays
Final Draft’s Big Break- Still waiting for results (2) Submissions A TV Pilot and a screenplay
Scriptapoolza- Still waiting for results ( 1) Submission A screenplay
Scriptapoolza TV- still waiting for results (1) Submission Treatment to a reality show
Academy Nicholl Fellowship- Still waiting for results (1) Submission A Screenplay
Writer’s Digest Publishing Contest- Still waiting for results(2) Submissions A novel and short story
Writer’s Arena Contest- Still waiting for results A Short Screenplay
ABC Talent Showcase- Still waiting for results A short script
Nickelodeon Writing Contest- Still waiting for results A TV show idea with treatment
Three famous Actors/Producers who has (3) show treatments, (4) screenplays and (1) TV Pilot- Still waiting to hear back