Writing Long Week 23 – June 12th, 2017

It’s the week after submitting to the fellowships and I kind of half-assed it.

I did read that Seinfeld spec about the Twin Towers.

I admit, I laughed out loud.

I watched Wonder Woman and Gone Girl. Both are pretty damn great, albeit a tad too long.

As for my own work, I’m starting back up with my horror pilot and I’m also cultivating ideas for a fiction podcast, ala Homecoming (soon to be a Julia Roberts TV show — WHAT?!), The Truth, and Welcome to Nightvale.

Do you have a favorite fiction podcast? If so, send it my way.

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Writing Log Week 22 – June 5th, 2017

All materials for the television writing fellowships have been submitted and I be like…

I even managed to get back into the old routine…

That script I read just landed an attachment but don’t click on that link. This script *HINGES* on one massive reveal. To know the secret will ruin the entire experience.

Trainspotting is still a massively awesome film and the sequel, T2: Trainspotting, might be my favorite film of the year. I don’t think you’ll find a better film about the bittersweet that develops as a friendship between dudes ages.

The big thing for me: what do I write next? I know I need to kick ass on my pilot, but what else? I have 2 feature film ideas (one big and one small), a few comic book ideas, I’m developing ideas for a narrative podcast, or maybe I should develop another pilot. Thoughts?

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Writing Log Week 21 – May 29th, 2017

I’m on final approach for the fellowships, so I’m like…

Therefore, I didn’t work on much besides my Blindspot spec.

And let’s not mention the movie I saw.

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Writing Log Week 20 – May 22nd, 2017

Besides writing, I saw Alien: Covenant this week. Jesus, when did the humans in this series get so dumb?

The rest of the week I received notes, rewrote my Blindspot Spec, read my Script Anatomy classmates’ scripts (so good), worked on my applications for Writers on the Verge and the WB Writers Workshop.

No rest, right?

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Writing Log Week 19 – May 15th, 2017

I just submitted my Blindspot spec to the Austin Film Festival.

This will be me now…

… at least until I have to write the next thing.

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Writing Log Week 18 – May 8th, 2017

How is my writing going?

This week I stopped by Target to buy underwear. Then I went back to buy socks. Then back again for more underwear. Then again for more socks. Tonight I’m going back for yet more underwear. Why? My options are either that or this…

Why don’t I have time to hit the Laundromat?

Because I wrote 65 pages this week. 65 MOTHERF**KIN’ PAGES!

My script is (over) due for my Script Anatomy class this Friday. The AFF deadline is Monday. When your true work calls, you must answer.

But I did manage to squeeze in time for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2. At the movie, I saw trailers for both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, the one with the Led Zeppelin song that made everyone go, “gaga.” Yeah, it’s a nice use of the song, but did everyone forget how Fincher and Karen O crushed it with that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer?

Remember your history, cinephiles. Thor is a puny girly-man by comparison.


Time to rewrite.

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Writing Log Week 17 – May 1st, 2017

This week I focused on my Blindspot spec script. The finished script (60 pages) is due for my Script Anatomy class in 10 days. The final Austin deadline is in 15 days. WB Writers Workshop and NBC/Universal’s Writers on the Verge are both due in 31 days.

So I tore down my outline. I tore it “down to the studs” (stole that from Meg LeFauve) and then I built it back up. I put my butt in the writer’s seat, put my nose to the grind stone, and I did the work. It wasn’t pretty. Honestly, I probably looked like this…

But I did some honest work.

Now I just have to write 6-10 pages a day.


No sweat.


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Writing Log Week 16 – April 24th, 2017

Am I so f**king helpless?

I mean…

What the hell is wrong with me? I hate feeling worthless but somehow it loops back on me and I spiral and…

All I can do is just keep trying, right?

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Writing Log Week 15 – April 24th, 2017

So… I managed to watch a movie this week.

Yes, I know, I’m terrible and you should totally throw more goddamn tanks at me.

And Colossal… I mean… that trailer… they don’t tell ya that the movie ends up being a massively depressing drama. It’s not the fun, funny “ha ha” movie that it advertises to be. If you’re feeling blue, you’ll leave the movie feeling worse.

I did some work on my Blindspot outline but not enough (and the work was of subpar quality).


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Writing Log Week 14 – April 12th, 2017


My productivity…

Why? Tough week, my friend. It was a very tough week. I mean like…


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