I can usually complete the first draft in four-to-six weeks. Once done, I try to put the script aside for a week or two before re-reading it and performing revisions. From start to finish, this process may take as many as three months to complete. There are times, however, when an external deadline may cause me to shorten this period by as much as half. The easiest? In writing the essays that were eventually compiled into my book, the most difficult part was finding the time to write.
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This was prior to my transition to a full-time writer, when I was working sixty hours per week as an attorney while simultaneously trying to be a successful husband and father. As a result, I was forced to write early in the morning and late at night.
The easiest part of the process was coming up with the idea for each weekly story. I simply reflected on all the things I had messed up at home that week, picked the funniest one, and started typing. I'm going to have to plead the Fifth Amendment here. With screenwriting, my least favorite part is dealing with the notes from producers and corporate development executives.
It is not unusual to have a producer respond to your screenplay with effusive praise, pay you a nice sum for it, then immediately ask you to change everything about it. My favorite part of screenwriting is the satisfaction I get when a reader is moved upon reading my work. In no particular order, I enjoy reading, watching my favorite television shows and bothering my children.
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When reading for pleasure, I mostly choose mysteries, thrillers and science fiction. I also enjoy reading other humor books. My favorite humor writer is Dave Barry.
Not only is he a funny guy, he also happens to be a first-class storyteller. Author photo, bio and interview answers were provided by Marc L. Prey and used with permission. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. I finally was given a diagnosis a year ago after my fibromyalgia got so out of control I could barely walk.. This spoon theroy is useful but I wish there was a way for people to understand how awful the pain really is..
I thankfully have a 2yo that gives me the escape from the psychological battle to help survive.. Hi Dane — Thanks for leaving your comment here. Fibromyalgia, and all invisible diseases, are so difficult to live with.
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For more support, we encourage you to reach out to some chronic pain support groups. We hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I have severe anxiety mixed with depression. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. There is really no better way to explain the daily fight with diseases like these. I have pain points all over my back that can be felt as lumps that are like exposed nerve endings when touched and constant pain in other areas. My energy level is zero. I had 2 strokes at age 20, a blood disorder that caused me to lose all but 3 ft of my small intestines at the same time due to blood clots so I am on daily doses of blood thinner.
Most nights I am awake until am due to the seizure-like movements of the RLS. Mine is not just leg movements but head to foot jerking and I have been known to throw myself out of bed. Florida is a state that takes away medication rather than issue it to people who really need help.
In the past 3 years, I have truly thought I would die from lack of sleep and exhaustion from pain. I have never abused medication and dislike the feeling some of them leave me with. Support for each other and support groups where we can get together even twice per year to share makes so much difference I know, lots of spoons gone in the effort — and we must find some laughter in it.
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My life is certainly effected by my fibromyalgia. I often make decisions based on it like if I cook or not, clean up that day, drive tge car and even work has suffered.
Just yesterday I had to come back in the house because the pants I had on were hurting my side. He is the reason i havent lost my mind from the side effects of chronic pain. Catch The mental anguish takes a toll too. I can only garden for a short time mins or so or I may be out of commission by dinner time.
If I over do anything, I pay for it later. Pacing myself has become habitual.
Even my husband reminds me from time to time. Even my granddaughter has made notes for me to remind me of important things like taking my medicines. My memory has paid the price from fibro fog I suppose. We hope the spoon theory provides some support for dealing with this condition. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and fibro…have had them since I was 40 and am now 70…the first 2 yrs I was in a wheelchair as they werent sure what it was and I was going for test after test.
I just wanted an answer but could no longer work because of the pain. Back then there wasnt much you could do but at least I had a name for what was wrong with me…and I knew I wasnt imagining it like some Drs had said.. I was put on Disability and he had me slowly start exercising but to listen to my body and not overdo…if I needed to rest to rest…I try not to plan things 2 days in a row so my body can rest..
I take Lyrica and find it helps me fo my Fibro..
Hi there — We are so sorry to hear about the effect fibro has had on your life. Thanks for sharing your story here. I have to go through various meds to get the right one for that time. Hopefully this too will pass — soon… thank you for the updates and information. Thanks for stopping by the blog Irene! Hi I have fibromyalgia which was diagnosed ten years ago.
Back then my doctor was not understanding of the condition but is great now and is on the committee in Flintshire North Wales UK to get it recognised as a disability officially which will bring greater understanding of the condition. As for me I hold down a full time teaching assistant job and run my home.
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I understand the concept of the spoons but would literally panic and go into melt down if I ran out of spoons before the day had hardly started. I have lots of annoying symptoms with it like constant ringing in the ears that I have sort of become used to and this is part of me and I have to live with it. Dr put me on bacolfene and lyrica and it helped my muscles sometimes. Hi Kim — Thanks for leaving your comment here.
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