If I only knew then what I know now... I would have taken myself far more seriously when I was the younger version of me!
A little over a year ago, I completed the screenplay Wake Me In The Morning Light. Anyone who has written a significant piece knows that when I say 'completed', that means the bulk of the story was on paper.
There is an enormous editing, tweaking, aligning process that follows.
Way back in my younger years, I wanted to write the great screenplay. I stated this, often. But that's about as far as it went.
I searched my mind from time to time to see if there was anything - any idea - that I felt 'worthy' of turning into a movie. Most of the time, I got nothing.
Sometimes, there were life moments and ideas that I used to create some attempts at writing short stories.
I was fortunate to take a trip in the early 2000's that gave me ample scenarios that I am compiling into what is now going to be my second screenplay.
I was also fortunate to have survived a horrific deeply involved relationship.
It was in this complete personal devastation where I was sparked to write Wake Me In The Morning Light.
Despite the evil that I was involved with, it was with that dark side of this man and his behaviors that I found so many ideas to use in my writing.
They say, 'write what you know'. That's all I can do.
Wake Me In The Morning Light is out there...
I have captive audiences, as in 'readers' for the competitions I have entered.
My younger daughter called me the other night, so excited because she had discovered some resources right here in my hometown and she wanted me to know about them.
As she eagerly shared the news, I agreed to 'check them out' in the morning.
When I got off the phone with her, I burst into tears.
What an honor it is to be so supported...
As promised, I did check the resources out the next morning.
And I discovered a writing contest that I could enter two of my recently created love poems.
I actually created them as lyrics so there was a need for me to hack a bit off in order for them to fall more into the realm of 'poetry'.
(I'm not musically talented, so there is no 'song' to accompany them - if anyone is interested - contact me!!)
I have sent them off, via snail mail...
Although it hurts a little less every day, it still hurts, and I don't want the writing to be stained with tears.
It was an amazing and beautiful time in my life and I want readers to feel that.
THIS is what my Autumn 2015 has been about so far...