I’m in Indiana…

I met my wife in the land of the often misunderstood “hoosier,” where sports is king and God is a Baptist.  It’s where I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2001 and where I found my cure.  It’s where I was married, and where I first lived in my “own” home.  I’m fond of it, but it never felt like “home” to me.

It wasn’t the cold mountains of Upstate New York, where I spent my formative years dreaming of a life more literary.  Today; however, I found myself surrounded by my wife’s family and our mutual friends and I didn’t feel out of place or like an outsider.  So I would have to agree with Captain Hammer when I say:

“Home is where the heart is, so your real home’s in your chest.”

Anywho, I’m making some good headway in the whole getting-ready-to-make-my-web-series planning.  I have character bios done, for casting calls and have really worked out how I want to use the camera to tell the story.  Planning, planning, planning.

Episode one has been written and I’ll have the first few written soon after I return from Indiana (Feb 11th).  Oddly enough, I think Indiana would be a better place to actually shoot the project as I think the snowy landscape would provide a good quality to some of the episodes, but alas, sunny California will have to do.

Posting will be infrequent while I’m here, but I’ll try to get on here as often as I can.

– T2

PS: JJ,
I’m still waiting on that email buddy.  Next best thing to happen to Star Trek since you is me.  🙂
– Tom

Wunderlusting

Day Dreaming.  Gleaming what once I thought was real.  There, I wrote a poem.

I don’t know how to keep my monitor clean.  I always get specs of stuff on it.  What exactly this stuff is made of–I don’t know–but it’s there all the same.  I cover my mouth when I sneeze and I wipe ‘er down whenever I feel she needs a good dusting, and yet stuff seems to gravitate towards her magnificent 1920 x 1080 display.  I’m not a fan of metaphors, especially those so very directly on the nose, but here we are nonetheless.

Being a good husband.  A good father.  Employee.  Human being.  It takes time and obstacles, small and large, pleasant and annoying, all seem to cling to me and the path I’m trying to pave for myself; regardless, of how much time I endeavor to allot for myself to write.

[Please note, that when I say “write” this includes pacing, thinking to myself, going for a walk, and meditation…all things that I consider productive when trying to compose brilliance.]

So, I have decided I need to organize more.  After all, I’m male, and not the best multi-tasker.  Not to say men can’t multi-task, just not me.  I downloaded Wunderlist to help me organize my multiple projects, professional as well as personal.  With any luck I’ll be able to clear some of the unnecessary clutter from my plate, if not from my monitor.

Any other suggestions on how a non-multi-tasker can organize his/her time better?  Comment and let me know.

-T2

Blogging…Again…

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried blogging–sometimes it even lasts for a while -and it always ends the same: I let it die. But, as I have said in the past, you only get better at writing by actually writing.  So, here I go again.

I don’t believe I’m going to try and keep a theme going, as I have in the past.  I’m simply going to write about what’s going on in my life and maybe, if I’m really lucky, I’ll stay inspired enough to keep on doing it.

So I think I’ll write about my life, my wife, my son, and my dreams.  I love all of them.

My wife is amazing and is much better at blogging then I am, but I’m working on it.  My son cracks me up, and is a constant reminder to me to take joy in everything I do.  And my dreams…well, I’m “almost done” writing a Star Trek televisions series pilot.

I say almost because I’ve had the same 20 pages left to write forever.  I’m struggling with some pacing issues in this second to final act of my two-hour romp through the final frontier.  But I have several people waiting on reading it and I definitely want to have it finished should I be lucky enough to run into J.J. Abrams–because he would love it and he’s probably the only one I could pitch it too.

Well, anywho…

I’m going to give this a try.  Wish me luck?!

– T2