Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Musings of a new writer
Four years ago, I started attending classes at the Academy Of Arts University in San Francisco. A year and a half ago, I changed my major from directing to screenwriting. Since last October, I have set up my freelance writing business. Busting my hump six days a week has paid off - I know write for several magazines and am a soon-to-be author of a picture book later this summer. I often think how I went from writing horror scripts and learning the ins and outs of Hollywood, to writing for my favorite magazines? I'm an educated screenwriter and a self-taught freelance writer. Weird huh? I often wonder if the education I got at the Academy was better than the educating I did myself. But I don't think my career as a screenwriter is awash yet, because Rob Schmidt director of Wrong Turn and the Alphabet Killer has my first horror script. My life as a freelance writer may take a turn into writing for a studio. Who knows? In fact, I like not knowing. But what I do know is that, whatever I wrote and whoever I write for, I'm satisfied and happy being a writer. I wouldn't want to be anything else in the world.