I hope this blog post finds you well. This is the first of many blog posts to come. In the moment that I am writing this I am tired. I go through most of my life tired, and I don't know how I manage to get any work done. I'm working on short stories, working on a novel, writing poetry, and preparing to apply to an online screenwriting program offered by UCLA. I once watched UCLA play U of M in football. I was in 9th grade and the Big House, as they call Michigan's football stadium in Ann Arbor was fully packed. I have a certain pride about living in Michigan, and even more so I take pride in living in the lovely Detroit Suburb of Oak Park.
As I yawn I try to remember what I wanted to write about. Now I remember, I am looking forward to screenwriting and have ideas developed already for my first two feature length screenplays. I won't give them away but they are entitled Isaac & Nora and The gods of Abe. Hopefully coming to a theatre near you in a few years.
I was recently selected to be part of a film selection committee for a local film festival here in Detroit, and I'm rather excited about it. I'm also excited about only having two semesters left in my MFA Creative Writing program; after this summer session I will only have Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 remaining. I also am kind of itching to start crafting my first draft of my next short stories. I'm putting together a collection of my short stories and entitling the collection: Flipside: Short Stories. Back in 2007 I used to operate a theatre company called Flipside Theatre Company. I produced one show of improv and then we folded and closed our doors forever. The theatre was a huge failure, but it also gave me a great learning experience.
One of my favorite quotes is, "The journey of ten thousand miles begins with one footstep." - Don't know who said this.