Welcome to my totally rebranded site! I'm working on some great, fresh content to share, and there are lots more goodies soon to come!
Spring came really early to Dallas this year, and for me, spring is all about a fresh start! I love spring cleaning...not just my house, of course, but my whole life. As part of that, I review the progress I've made on my goals so far and setting new intermediary steps to push me forward.
But it's also about being open to new possibilities and being prepared to pivot and take a new direction. And that's exactly what's happened to me this spring.
At the end of February, I got some REALLY exciting news. My sci-fi feature script Render won Round 12 of the Industry Insider Screenwriting Competition! In just a few weeks, I'll be on a plane to Hollywood!
This was a total validation of the new direction I chose to pursue last summer. I have been dreaming of working in film for a long time...and I decided last summer that if that's what I truly wanted, then it was time to do something about it.
So in the same week, I joined the Dallas chapter of Women in Film and I entered this contest.
This contest honestly was the single best thing that's happened to my creative work since I attended David Farland's Novel Rewriting Workshop a few years ago. Getting to work with a story consultant one-on-one was a priceless experience. I learned so much about story...and even more about myself as a storyteller. I love, love, love to learn new things -- new ways of doing things, seeing things, and practicing my craft -- and this was such a rewarding and rich experience in that respect!
So I'm now on a new path to the same ultimate destination: which, for me, is the privilege of sharing a creative vision with an audience. I totally can't wait to see what happens from here!
In the meantime, I'm powering forward on other projects! Final Origin is in the final editing stages and will be released next month, and I'm hard at work on a new screenplay. I've also got some other creative irons in the fire too, and hopefully I'll have some more news to share in the coming weeks!
And in the midst of moving forward, I'm totally savoring this moment and toasting new directions!