Don't wanna jinx anything but ... I'm on a roll. Projects here and there, keeping me busy. I do want to mention some progress, just to keep me semi-focused. I'm hoping this will inspire me to continue with the creative process.
Project 1 - The script I'm revisiting. So far, I've read three old versions (i like the first - and some of the second - best) and I'm slowly inputting everything into Final Draft (screenwriting software). If this doesn't deter me from the project, nothing will. It's a drag. I don't know where I'm going with it - but I need it in the software so I can play with it. I have notes all over the place. So, we'll see. I'm giving this till mid-August. If I've lost interest or if the project is a bust, I'll move on (that's when Mercury goes direct. Shut up. This works for me.)
Project 2 - Music. My music. It's about time. I picked up my guitar more than three times since last weekend. That's a good sign. I've been playing old songs with a new twist. Not on purpose. It's just what's happening. And I'm liking it. I wrote some of these ten years ago. So, I'm not forcing anything. Just letting the mood take me to whatever songs happen.
In the process, I've written one and a half songs - sans lyrics. That's a little strange for me. Usually lyrics come easily, especially when the music comes. But I've got la-la-las and doo-dee-doos for now. Surprise: Mraz is totally inspiring me. Not blocking me.
Project 3 - I've been tapped by the acting bug again, but I can't tell you about this project yet. Actually, I can't mention much about projects 4 and 5 either.
But I can tell you I am starting to understand the drive and inspiration in having more than one project going at a time. When I get stuck or bored with one, I have a few others to tend to. If one falls through, the others are available. So far, it's working for me. No pressure. Just going with it.
Project 6 - After Mercury goes direct, I have another story/script brewing. Oh, wait, I have two. (geez, 7 projects) Both of these are so young, I have no idea where they'll go. But it's all good. One will most likely be a tween/teenage story. That's all I know right now.
I've been reading writers' blogs - a mix of working screen and TV writers, published novelists and some aspiring writers. Great information. One thing I notice a lot is the improper use of "it's" as oppose to "its". Good to see professional writers who make simple mistakes like the rest of us. I'll fit right in. The pressure's off.
All this and I would like to "call in" one or two (or more) new regular dogpark clients. One dogpark trip a day (no individual walks) will pay my bills and continue to give me the freedom I'm blessed to have created these last couple of years. Plus, my work gets me off my ass and out in the (fresh?) air once a day.
I could easily sit at the computer all day/night without ever leaving the house when I'm in this kind of groove.
So, to quote Mr. A-Z:
La la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life is full circle
I just now realized the script I'm revisiting will probably only account for 1/4 of the final project. I wrote it ten years ago with a former writing partner. But we dropped the project (for whatever reasons) and now I'm sorting through the pieces I have. Wow. epiphany. right here. right now. The end is only the beginning of the next segment. Ooooh, good stuff. Gotta go...