Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Vacation....

Just thought I'd post a little to let you all know why I'm MIA. I'm on vacation. Hah! For the next 10 days I will be writing. A few proposals, a treatment or two, a biz plan and my fiction book. I've already banged out a blog entry (five pages that needs to be 8 paragraphs) for a great political blog I'm guest-posting on (hopefully), and now I'm going to start on my other business stuff so I can get to the nitty-gritty fruity creative stuff over the weekend.

I build frequent writing "retreats" into my schedule. As a writer/producer it's tough for me to do both at the same time and I prefer to really focus when possible. Last year I did the whole 4-6 hours writing in the morning and then business all afternoon thing, but found that it didn't leave me enough time to really plan a writing project from start to finish. Subsequently I went off half-cocked on a bunch of crap I'm now having to re-structure. And I give my writers a hard-time for doing exactly that, so shame on me! Part of the reason I started the blog was so that I could learn how to follow my own (brilliant) advice. Lucky you, huh? :-) Anyway, while I dodge mosquitoes and sunburn (And wouldn't you like to know where I am?? ;-) Not telling. ) I'll be thinking of my next post in the mini-series on commercial ideas: A Journey Worth (Under)Taking. All about how to pick a good "world" for your character's emotional journey and some ideas on how to get the research done.

After that I'm going to circle back around to demographics, and I may even have a mini-interview or two on here if I can get my sh*t together and write up the questions. As always, if there are questions or comments you'd like to share have at it.

2 comments:

writergurl said...

Glad you're on vacation, and sad that I'M NOT. Must be nice...

Hope you enjoy it, get nice and refreshed and then come back ready shower us with knowledge!

Eleanor said...

Hi there,

I just found you blog, and I'm really glad I did. Enjoyable and informative. :-)

Just standing around, waiting for the raindrops to fall...both kinds.