It is the way I see it, tell it, and share it.
I just finished the first draft of a script that I have had in my head for some time. It feels good to get the rough idea out and on paper. It will have a few revisions for sure but the overwhelming task of taking it from phantom in my skull and putting it down so I can begin to really work it out is nice. If it all goes as planned, it will be a short film that is modest enough in scope that I can get it done with no budget to speak of and with on hand personnel. I may touch base with a few others who have experience in such matters to get their advice and input. I am trying to commit to simply writing more even when it’s tough to do so. I have another piece that I am planning on writing but the emotions involved with it may make it a beast beyond my conquering. I must go for now but I will make some updates about the progress of this later.
It is that time once again enter the trenches of holiday combat. Fighting for time with family, friends, and all those special people in our lives. This year we are mixing it up to reflect our changed situations. Traveling to KY to see Mom on Thanksgiving as she is now in an assisted living home, her personal nightmare. Then our dinner on Saturday so that we might have as much family. there as possible. All positive even if it feels completely alien. I fear that this may be the last Christmas I have with my mother and I also fear that the traditional Holiday events that we may have taken for granted are already gone. As relationships have changed and evaporated in some cases, we will not have the same gathering of people that we once enjoyed. Who can say if the new mix will bring more harmony or not. It may be change for the better in that regard but change is not the desired taste for any of us as humans. I go into this Holiday Twilight Zone episode with a hopeful outlook and pray that all have the spirit to rejoice in what the season and the gatherings mean.