I have the absolute biggest man-crush on Scott Meyers, who runs the screenwriting website Go Into the Story. His site is updated multiple times (daily!) with nuggets and often Renaissance Faire-sized turkey legs of info for screenwriters. Everything from How To articles and spec script sales to interviews and writing analysis.
And he does this all for free! I don’t know how he has the time.
Well, lo and behold, he tells me. Okay, he tells us, but I like to think that when he blogs, he’s really having a private conversation with me that others are overhearing (see ‘man crush’ above – also see ‘schizophrenia’).
One of his current topics is setting writing goals, a ten part series of articles to help set goals and advice on sticking to them.
It sounds like a lot to do, and it certainly is taking some time to work my way through the articles, but it is just invaluable. I’m not going to bore you with my goals the next six months. And who am I kidding. I’m not boring anyone – no one reads this site 🙂
But as a great ‘non-trained’ therapist used to say “and that’s… okay.” [Ten blog points if you get that reference]
I didn’t start this blog/website with what it could do for me today. I created it as one of the first steps on my journey to becoming a professional writer. Ugh! I just re-read that last line and threw up a little in my mouth. And re-read that line and can’t believe I wrote such a tired cliche. Now, my lunch tastes funny and I hate myself. Wait, what was this blog entry about?
Oh yeah, Setting Writing Goals.
Read the articles… I’ve got some stuff to work out on my next 25 minute Polmodoro session.