Monday, December 05, 2011

The Writing Week (Vol. 4) part 204 - A Resolution

As we come into the final month of the year, already at full-steam, I can't help but to look backward - and forward. Even though it is only December 5th, and the time for New Years plans is almost a full month away, I make myself a resolution.

2012 will be my year.
  • In 2012, I will push myself to write more than I did in 2011.
  • I will break the streak of little to no productivity that began in August, or earlier.
  • I will not only generate scripts, but I will generate market-ready scripts. 
  • I will broaden my horizons to include more creative outlets: painting, learning the harmonica, whittling, whatever else might come up; I will pursue it. 
  • The moment I begin to feel that I'm stagnating, I will change things up, shake up my surroundings.
  • This includes my job.
  • I will travel even more than I did in 2011. 
  • I will see the world, for how else can I write about it?
  • I will attempt a play for the first time in a few years. 
  • I might get on stage and act again, if the opportunity presents itself. 
  • While my post-Apocalyptic spec is still circulating around Hollywood - albeit more for consideration for television than for film now - I will not sit on my hands idly.
  • I will seek out resources.
  • I will seek out resources for others, as well.
  • I will read more scripts.
  • I will watch more movies than I did in 2011, which has been a particularly slow year.
  • If I decide to stay in New York for the entirety of 2012, I will make it a year to remember, filled with glamorous views of the city, nights spent at museums, restaurants, and galleries. I will fully embrace this city for a year, before I leave it perhaps forever.
  • If I do leave, I will leave and not look back.
  • I will not permit myself to dwell too much on what if - what if I moved to LA a couple years ago? What if I move there now? What if I had pursued a different career all along?
  • I will temper myself and my emotions, and when I feel myself starting to sag, I will do an about-face and imbue my life with something or someone new. 
  • I will seriously pursue a relationship (the absence of which, at times, consumes as much of my mental power as y creative output does). 
  • I will not be immobile, nor will I permit myself to backtrack. 
  • I will give 2012 my all and see what comes of it.
And if nothing does?

Ask me in a year.