Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Back in the Saddle and Ready to Write.

Well, it has been a long time it seems since I posted a new article on here.  I appreciate that you would stick with me and my hope is to continue posting more and more as the year progresses.  Recently I've made some changes to my mission statement to include helping others; especially veterans, achieve their creative dreams. 

The result of that decision has been almost immediate.  I have started work on a new, non-fiction project about a team of Green Berets.  Set in Afghanistan, it is so far titled "The Panjwai Fight.”  It all took place in June of 2006 and I am working with the team to write a screenplay and hopefully a non-fiction book based on their story.  It is a great one. 

Additionally, I have been working to get my other screenplays out there into the hands of decision makers.  It is tough!  After one recent conversation with a key player I felt like I was in that movie “Dumb and Dumber.” You know, when Lloyd asked Mary Swanson if he had a chance.  Not wanting to hurt his feelings she replied, “Like a billion to one.”   Like Lloyd, my first thought was, “So I have a chance!  I have a chance!  Time to get to work.” 

This is a tough business; writing for a living is not for the feint of heart.  Stephen King once wrote, “If you've ever written something, and sold it for money and used that money to pay the light bill, I consider you talented.”  Well folks, I have been paying the light bills and it is time to stop fretting over the word “If” and to start focusing on the word “Do!”  So keep your eyes pealed, there will be more to come. 

Stay safe and God bless! 


P.S. Oh, and as always, please support the Green Beret Foundation!