Wow – long time no post!
Somehow I lost my notebook that had all of my passwords (blogs, recovery emails, etc) for several months and when Mama found it today while going through I crossed my fingers hoping wordpress didn’t delete my blog – yay! Thank you WordPress!!!!
So a lot has happened in the past several months and upon reflection of this past year, my personal growth has been even more explosive than last year -WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
I tried entering the Industry Insiders Screenwriters Contest last year, but unfortunately it wasn’t the right time. Now, finally I have registered for this year’s contest and am working on my entry every chance I have on my breaks at work and on weekends. I chose the logline that resonated with me and although I have a small case of writers block with the opening,, I’m confident in my ability to create a script that will get noticed whether or not I win the contest (although that is the ultimate goal.)
Oh! And guess what?!?!?! I FINALLY GOT MY FINAL DRAFT!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
And then not soon afterwards Mama accidentally cut the laptop’s power cord, so I haven’t been able to play with my program much but that will soon be remedied 🙂 🙂
So thank you to any and all who may still be checking my blog after all this time!
Hugs to you all!!!!!!
This year is MY year. This year is the start of my dreams finally coming true. Although slightly daunting, it’s overall VERY exciting!! My level of personal growth this past year has been through the roof, and I feel that now, starting with this year, I’m ready for my dreams. The question is – are they ready for me? 😉
Look out world – here I come!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to y’all!
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren’t necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell mewhat you know.”
12. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
13. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
14. Profanity sucks.
15. Be more or less specific.
16. Understatement is always best.
17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
18. One word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be avoided.
21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
23. Who needs rhetorical questions?