It’s an extremely important date on my calendar because it gives me a chance to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and set some goals for the new year.
This will be the seventh anniversary of this holiday and I consider it a new era.
Era 7 has begun.
It sounds strange to number each era but I feel like each year should be a leap forward.
New year. New goals.
It’s time to evolve.
Like every September 1st, I go back and review literally everything I’ve written as well as everything I didn’t. This year is especially important because I really didn’t write that much. I spent a lot of the last year and a half being a director with Playing Through completed and The Climb in post.
Sadly, directing those films in addition to my career left me with little to no time to write.
Until a few months ago when we wrapped The Climb.
I suddenly realized I had regained my free time. Screenwriting had returned and with it, a new focus.
Era 7 is going to be my most productive to date. You can only truly call yourself a writer if you shut up, sit down and write screenplays.
Before I get to next year, it was time to reflect on the previous 12 months.
Like I said, I didn’t write much but that doesn’t mean I wrote nothing at all. I finished a number of short film scripts and put a serious dent into my latest feature script. I also went back and rewrote some old scripts to get them ready for potential competitions.
It’s been a while since I entered a screenwriting competition and it’s time to put myself out there again.
I’ve spent the last few weeks finishing up old projects and I started writing a series of shorts I’m thinking could work well as a web series.
Now it’s time to focus more on my feature screenplays. I haven’t finished one in a while and it’s time I fixed that problem.
Era 7 will be the year of the feature screenplay. I couldn’t be more excited.
I’ve got 3 stories I’m planning on writing this year and I’ve never been more committed to creating entertaining scripts.
My goal for Era 8 is to be able to look back on my accomplishments and be proud of the work I’ve done this coming year.
There’s a lot to do but I feel like I’m a screenwriter again.
When it comes to being passionate about something, it doesn’t get any better than screenwriting for me.
Bring on Era 7.