Well, it looks like we finally put a check mark in the win column.  This week I successfully completed work with my first trainee.  I get to spend most of the next four months teaching, my very favorite thing in the world.   The publications are starting to filter in and the writing is coming more easily.  I am chomping at the bit to get the pile of short stories that I am reediting out of the way so that I can finish editing Emerald Dreams and start writing Turquoise wind.

For my friends who are struggling with writer’s block, just remember how much you accomplished in November.  It will come back, just relax and let it flow.  Write about something completely different, something you would never write.
Keep writing my friends!



Alright, Because I am such a good mood, here is today’s random scene (please, forgive the formatting, I am trying to learn script writing):


Why IT People Should Never Be Writers
by Wakefield Mahon (dedicated to Voodoo Spice, one of my favorite writer geeks!)

INT. JIM's CUBICLE - DAY
JIM is seated.  JOHN walks in carrying a book.

    JOHN
Hey, I just wrote a story

    JIM
Good for you. That's great!

    JOHN
Would you mind taking a look at it and telling me what you think?

    JIM
Sure. Sure hang on

    JIM
    (while reading)
Mmm... ok... right

    JOHN
Well?

Jim shrugs

    JIM
It's not bad. It could use a little work, though.

    JOHN
    (angrily)
Not bad?

John takes a breath

    JOHN
    (calmly)
 I mean, yeah, thank you for your honest opinion.

                    CUT TO:
INT. JOHN's CUBICLE - SAME DAY
The telephone rings.  John picks up the receiver.

    JOHN
John Stanton

    JIM (V.O.)
Say John?

    JOHN
Hey Jim, what's up?

    JIM (V.O.)
Do you know what happened to my account?

John pulls up Jim's account information on his computer screen.

    JOHN
Wow, somebody really did a number on you.

    JIM (V.O.)
Well can you fix it?

    JOHN
Hmm let me look
    (beat)

John grins.

    JOHN
It's not bad. It could use a little work, though.

12/11/2010 09:46:37 am

chkdisk exe2bin ctty Go To "Thank You" 10 \path\filename ;) Reload... Voodoo Spice X

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