*tap, tap, tap* Is this thing on?
It’s been a while. It’s been 9 months since I wrote anything on here and I have no good reason for that. I suppose I just didn’t have anything to say. My day job had taken up most of my time and while I’ve been doing some fun things I never really liked crossing that divide and talking about work that isn’t something I create myself. I always feel like I should keep that world separate and closed off, which is a bit weird since a huge portion of my day job is doing social media (or new media as my job title calls it).
This site was a portal for my freelance work for a while and I never really knew what to do with it when I stopped freelance writing full time. I missed writing for myself though and so in 2015 I’m making a few changes to my life. I’m still going to be doing my day job because it is pretty cool, but with my spare time I’m going to start creating things again.
I don’t think I talked about this in the past, but when I was freelancing I would take time out of my daily grind of ghost writing blog posts about things I didn’t particularly care about, or writing copy for other things I didn’t care about and I would start writing stories. They varied in form but the most fun I had was when I was writing short film screenplays. I had always intended to start working on a few movie ideas I had but because it wasn’t paying the bills I always felt guilty about spending the time writing those screenplays even though I really, really enjoyed it. Since I started in my day job a year ago I haven’t written any of those ideas, though I have been keeping notes on things and reading screenplays whenever I get the chance to help me learn.
The day job gives me a lot more freedom to work on things that aren’t going to be financially rewarding in the short term because it covers my bills. So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to take some of those ideas I’ve already had and I’m going to come up with lots and lots of new ones with the intention of writing and selling screenplays.
I love the medium. I love how clean and concise screenplays have to be and how they can tell a story in such a short space of time. I love how they are only the beginning of a larger more collaborative project. I’ve wanted to be part of that world for a very long time and yet I’ve never really pushed myself to do it.
So this year is where I’m going to change all of that. I’m putting more effort into learning the craft. I’m beginning and more importantly finishing these story ideas I have and I’m going to spend time making contacts and getting to know people in the industry.
So, what does all of that mean for this website? Well, I’m changing it from a boring freelance portfolio site that it sort of stopped being over a year ago. I’m going to add my personality back into the site. I’m going to be talking a lot about writing, screenwriting, movies, tv shows, meeting screenwriters and other filmmakers. I’m going to be sharing short films that I find online, as well as great talks about making movies and writing. I’m going to be talking about any projects I either start or get involved in and hopefully I’m going to be sharing things I create.
Other than that I’m going to talk about anything that excites or entertains me and I’m going to do it to a regular schedule.
I aim to make 2015 an amazing year where I put in the work and make some huge strides forward with my life and career. It’s going to be fun so I hope you stick around and join me in the journey.