These days there’s a lot going on. In addition to my daytime work of doing social media for a game store, tutoring some clients with their application essays for college, and my family obligations, I recently applied to a number of television writing fellowships.
Although I’m probably not a shoe-in for such a thing on paper, I did get terrific feedback from ScreenCraft and the blcklst.com on a couple of pilot scripts I wrote, and I did reach the Nicholl quarterfinals and received some super encouraging feedback from the judges, so I’m hoping for a miracle.
Working in television has been my dream since the possibility got on my radar in 2015. As such, despite the long odds, I’ll continue to pursue it. If you happen to be here because you’re reading one of my scripts and checking me out — trust me, the script’s as good as you think it is, and it’s not the best I can do. So please do reach out!! Maybe I’ll do a post about how I discovered television writing soon.
In addition to waiting to hear about those fellowship selections, I am editing the first book in what I hope will be a series of books for younger readers with a focus on generating an interest in STEM subjects. The series is definitely science fiction, but it includes invitations to the study of real science in a way that I hope kids will love. I hope to be shopping the series around soon.
I’m also getting feedback from some readers on a science fiction novel I wrote. That will soon shift into position as my main project again, and when it’s edited I will seek representation for it. Initial feedback has been strong, so I’m happy about that.
And I’m writing a new feature length script which I hope to enter into the 2018 Nicholl competition, but right now I’m still breaking the story.
And then there are the forty some odd other projects that are always clamoring for attention…
That’s all for now.