Updates, Skyrim and J.J. Abrams

So, as per my usual, once I get into things I tend to forgo the whole blogging thing and work on said whatever-I’m-in-to. I will try to do better. No point in having a blog if you aren’t going to use it.

So, Updates:

I’ve been in contact with some people at an un-named television station and I’m hoping to hear back from them sooner rather than later. Whether it be good news or bad news at least it’ll be news. I’ve completely re-written “Ripley Madison” and am quite happy with it. This puts me in the “looking for crew” and “casting” phases–which could prove to be both exciting and infuriating. Time will tell.

I still haven’t heard back from J.J. Abrams, I believe it is because he is busy and not a frequent reader of my blog, and not because he doesn’t care–I mean, of course he cares. My script is awesome!

I’ve also started writing another television series pilot, this one not based on someone else’s property, and is tentatively titled “Eden.” It’s a science fiction thriller/chase story set in the not-too-distant-future. I like it, and will post my “elevator pitch” in a future blog…one where I take more than five minutes to compose.

On a slightly nerd-ier note: I started using some “realistic” lighting mods for Skyrim and it’s turned every dungeon into a horror movie. I’m kind of loving it.

scary lighting

Anywho, that’s about it. I’ll write more soon.

So, today…

When writing–I have found–it is not uncommon for me to be able to write quite a lot in a very short time period, but also spend hours and hours of time just to compose the smallest amount.  Take, for example, what I’m currently writing: an hour-long television episode with a teaser and four acts.  I’m about four pages short of finishing act three.  And it is those four pages that are killing me!

Act four will write itself.  This would be easy if I was one of those people who could just simply skip around his story, but I can’t.  I need to have written what comes before.  I foreshadow without knowing it.  It’s a thing.  BLARGH!

I’ll get there.

On a side note, I out DPS’d a fellow hunter today who has much better gear than I do (ME).

I’ve also decided–as in “just now”–that my next writing project shall be a web-series.  Five minute episodes.  I shall write several, and then see about casting.  Yes…more on this after I finish the current script.

Anywho, I’ll compose an actual blog sometime soon.  Right now you’ll have to deal with my randomness.

-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