"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I Kicked 2017's Ass

I've been blogging less because I've been busy writing. Isn't that funny? I have multiple essays being considered at several women's magazines and one at a lit journal, and my book is in book stores and online.

One essay I wrote was taught at Dartmouth last year. And a pilot script I wrote and sent out to a friend for notes, was returned with the response, "I think you can sell this. I want to help. Give me a call." And I'm doing the last bit of post production on a sizzle reel I created for it. I raised money to pay my almost fully female crew and it was one of the best sets I ever worked on. I watch the bar scene after we picture locked, and I am shocked and amazed at how I wrote it. Because I already know what happens, and I still want to know what happens next! My lead actors made it so good. I am so, so proud.

I've been working on the pitch materials for the project, and have been hard at work on writing a second pilot, developing another series idea, and finessing a six episode web series script.

So many things are out of a struggling actor's hands, but there is so much power in creating your own content. There's so much power producing. There's so much power in believing in yourself.

May 2018 bring us all powerful belief in ourselves.

We can do it.

I believe in you.

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