Sunday, March 21, 2010

butt glue with all my heart

The rules are there for a reason.  Once you get over the feeling of being confined by these rules , you'll be amazed at how freeing they are. True originality cannot begin until you know what you are breaking away from. - Blake Snyder

I'm sure I am not alone when I confess to being a distracted development junkie. It's the safe place that feels productive. It's getting to know people before you commit to them. or even getting to know them so that you can love them and leave them without putting your own heart on the block. But this is writing i'm talking about. Not short stories or a novel (yes, there is a composition book stacked somewhere with the seeds of one or three of those between the covers) where you not only start them but you carve them out of the tallest trees and make them walk like your very own family of Pinocchios. I don't pretend to be some sort of prolific wordsmith Danielle Steele with billions of published words to my credit but I have written lots whether anybody has read it or not is a different story (hardee har har couldn't resist- after all I am procrastinating here).

I am bouncing around between at least 3 or 4 great ideas: a TV show and 4 screenplays (1 action, 1 dark comedy, 1 dark rom-com and another deep dark-type). So here I am trying to decide which will get my attention. I've done the most on the TV show, but the action is really moving along pretty well too.

Time to flip a coin. I have strong nods of enthusiastic approval on the proposals I've submitted- waiting for them to SHOW ME THE MONEY! Until then it's clean up and catch up time before I get absorbed in work (yay! I do love what I do, when I can do it- there is nothing like bringing ideas to life, no wonder i'm a good mom- it's kinda the same thing) so i need to get my writing schedule, make my commitments before life makes them for me. Life will always insist, but the writing always does too. The magic is in surrendering to the moments with all my heart- like a fabulous romance- sometimes the most true love lasts under 100 hours...

i know what i'm gonna work ciao for now, my lover calls...he is in prison. i'm learning he's a good guy, i just hope we have time before it's too late...

Monday, March 15, 2010

naming my company

so i just wanted to throw  few names out there...tell me what you think and why. if you have a better name- send it. you will be rewarded...

fortunate mistress media

mad fortune media

muchness media

abundant muchness media

i love cake productions (that is Xoxa's idea)

buttoned up media

bring it folks! 

Monday, March 8, 2010

my first time

of course i will still write a novel or 9 and some short stories, every few months or so...blogging is to writing as a walk is to working out- i do it all the time, physical engagement and exertion but with drastically different expectations and results.

so i have no business blogging right now- I am on limited time at the WGA Foundation library- in the Billy Wilder reading room. I have copies of the pilot scripts for CALIFORNICATION and 30 ROCK in my hands. Feels like home.

Part of me smirks at the thought of sharing this- it's like gossiping with an infinite amount of friends and strangers about my 'first time'. though this is kind of cooler, with the exception that it took me so damned long to get here, and only a limited number of folks will understand the rush, the ooooh that's nice, yeah- don't stop feeling of being here.

of course that feeling may very well wear off sooner than later and this building will become a work space, a place where i file paperwork or give talks or who knows what- just another reference building- just like Alec Baldwin said in John Hughes classic SHE'S HAVING A BABY, " You'll be happy- you just won't know it." i hope i do. i think i will. doesn't matter. i'm here.