Thursday, March 23, 2006

Closing in on the goal

There are times when we feel very far away from our end goal, that of being a paid writer (pick your medium, TV or film) in Hollywood (or New York, or wherever...)

Other times, we may be close enough to the goal to taste the smell of it. If that makes any sense.

When you are closing in, time to close ranks a bit. That doesn't mean shut up entirely, and it most definitely doesn't mean not listening and keeping an eye out for other opportunities, but if your eye is on the prize, you might want to be careful about letting other people see it...because, then their eyes might be on it too.

As collaborative as writers like to be, as much as we like to cheer each other on and share in the success, there are times when you've got to look out for #1 and move stealthily toward the mile marker ahead.

I'm moving quietly. You may not hear me for awhile.


Philip Morton said...

Hang in there, you can do it. I retreated from my blog for over two months in the fall and finished a script. now I'm polishing. The great thing about being a writer is that at any moment, on any day, you can sit down and do your craft and you don't have to wait for an office, a court room, an operating room, a play in production, or a factory churning out wingnuts to do it. Create your work, put it into the world, and always stay positive.

Christian Johnson said...

I hope that infrequent posts are a sign of good things to come. Any time you are dealing with IP, it is a good idea to keep your ideas close to your chest.

Good Luck.

Shawn said...

It's a good rule of thumb to keep your cards close to the vest. Good luck with whatever it is you've got going, and do share once something definitive does happen.

Captain Oats said...

Keep on keepin' on sister-friend. I had to be a recluse for a bit as well, and lo and behold, I'm now repped by WMA and getting sent out for staffing season. So, eye on the prize!