Here we are in June already. On the 26th of June feekwrites.com will be celebrating it’s fourth anniversary and that impresses me to no end. I started this blog as a means of making myself more accountable when it came to my writing and it has done wonders. I have completed projects I had only dreamed about thanks to this site with the exception of a new screenplay.
I woke up this morning thinking about my 2015 New Year resolutions so I opened the file on my tablet and reviewed my progress. I’m reading book number 10 right now so the original resolution to read 12 books will be completed within a couple of more months. Last month I finished transcribing my hand-written novel into Scrivener – which proved more difficult than I had imagined when I first listed that resolution. I have also completed a couple of resolutions that were listed under General Life. But there are two on that list that I haven’t even started yet.
- Write 1 screenplay in 2015
- Read 12 screenplays in 2015
This blog is primarily a screenwriting blog yet here I am avoiding the two screenwriting tasks on my list. Reading screenplays shouldn’t be too hard. The hardest thing about it is finding the screenplays and even that is much easier now a days thanks to the internet. Reading 12 of them shouldn’t take too long, maybe one a week for the next 12 weeks. So that resolution should be an easy one to complete. I’m in no position to review another writer’s work, nor do I want to, but what I will do is mention the screenplay on this blog when I read it. So expect the first screenplay mention before the end of June.
Writing a screenplay will be a little harder but that is what this blog was created for. I have wanted to write something brand new for sometime. In the past I have written weekly and monthly articles about trying to write a screenplay. Since I don’t want to bore my audience with dry articles about writing I need to think of a theme for the articles. As I start working on a new screenplay, I will write articles on writing a screenplay within Scrivener. I’ll publish the first article in July and it will be about developing a new idea into Scrivener. But first, I need to come up with a new idea. I have written about idea gathering a couple of times in the past, so I’ll go back and review my own articles.
Finally, once I have finished reading the twelveth book I will post an article listing each book I have read so that my achievement will be recorded on the Internet forever – so I can read it again in a couple of years to remind myself; if you make your resolutions reasonable you can complete them.
– Steve (@feekwrites)