Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sprinting (more like limping) To The End

So close. So very very close to the end of this latest manuscript. As I ever so slowly limp toward the end of this manuscript I am of course haunted with the eternal questions that every writer asks:

Is it any good?

Why did I want to write about these characters?

Will it sell?

And the answers? Who knows and frankly who cares. It's not as if I
can *stop* writing. These characters haunt me until I write down their stories. They don't go away. They don't leave me alone. So write I must. And finish..well soon hopefully soon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today please go and


Monday, November 1, 2010

The Next Idea

Part of the job as a writer is finding The Next Idea. TV development season is coming to a close. I wrote a tv pilot Hart & Stone that got me a whole lot of meetings and even a little play at one of the studios. But guess what? Hart & Stone isn't becoming a tv show...at least not this season. I can hope that Hart & Stone goes the way of Breaking Bad (sat on a shelf for 2 years) or Mad Men (pilot written in 2000 and it didn't appear on air until 2007) but these are exceptions and there is no guarantee that anything will ever happen with Hart & Stone.

So what happens to this script that I love?

Hart & Stone becomes a sample. A piece of writing that is representative of my work...now...today. But I like to believe my writing evolves and that I become a better writer with each story I choose to tell or with each story that chooses me to be its storyteller.

That brings me to The Next Idea. Time to think of another idea, another show, another set of characters, another set of conflicts...another story.