Well, this is a particularly tough transition from the weekend to the work beginning since it’s Daylight Saving Time (three weeks early, no less 🙁 ) and that means getting up for work an hour earlier. The morning’s going to be rough. I can already tell. I’ve been trying to get myself out of bed earlier so that I can work out in the morning, but it usually ends up with me getting up just long enough to walk across the room to turn off my alarm and then diving back into bed. Alas. I better delay brew some coffee while I’m still up tonight.
Anyway, this weekend has just put me in high spirits in terms of my writing career. Not that anything substantial has happened. I’m still waiting to hear back about my screenplay, by the way. Hopefully it’s good news. I’ll keep you posted. I’m feeling good about my career because I’m out there trying to make stuff happen: setting up meet-and-greets, writing reviews, networking, what have you. For my fellow writers who have to maintain their day job, I think that’s really the key to keep your creative career from stagnating: keep the future full of things to look forward to.
As for me, I’ve just registered for a two-day seminar in LA for getting financing for films. The seminar is aptly called Get Your Film Funded 2008. It looks like it’s going to be chock-full of insight into a part of the industry that I think most writers – if not most everyone – are particularly clueless about. Of course, there’s a pretty hefty registration fee ($250 – early bird discount/$350 – regular admission), so I was a little wary about signing up. But, as I was telling someone on a writing forum I pop by on once in a while, networking with another aspiring filmmaker who gets discovered and takes me along would definitely be worth the price of admission. Also, I was telling one of the VPs at work about it and he offered to chip in half my cost. With that, I really had no excuse not to go. It’s at the end of this month, so I’ll fill you all in with what I learn.
If you decide to go to this thing, drop me a line. I’d love to network with you.