Some novels take a month to write.
Some take a year.
Some take nine ;)
Finished Cope Syndrome today, my friends.
Hi! Thanks for waiting on me. I just wanted to let you know that my primary focus during this hiatus has been the writing, direction and production of my new film, Real Boy, an Allegory.
Real Boy is a narrative film shot documentary-style about Rabbit and Mouse as they butt heads over Rabbit's flirtatious behavior to other animals in the community. Both Rabbit and Mouse have a lot of experience with being in stories and I was able to get quite up close and personal with them for this film.
The film is in post production now, and you can follow the hastag #realboyfilm for updates from me and some other members of the cast and crew.
Talk to you soon!
I've invested a lot of time over the last year holding open doors for my career, writing, studying business models and the like, and again and again I've come up against the secret of focus. To do one thing at a time is better and more productive than spreading yourself thin. It is in the spirit of this advice that I am officially and intentially taking a hiatus from the blog and podcast.
I've committed to making two films over the next year and a half, as well as (hopefully) publishing my long term writing projects, some of which I have worked on for at least several years. There is so much work and planning for this site that never sees the light of day because it doesn't get the attention it needs. My plan is to put things on hold for now, and come back at a time when I can give undivided (or at least less divided) attention to teaching.
Thanks for sticking with me this far. While the hiatus will go for at least six months on the blog, podcast, and youtube channel, you can still follow me on twitter in the meantime: twitter.com/shethewriter
I'll be posting updates on my writing and film projects on twitter for those interested in following along. Thanks again and keep writing!
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