Friday, January 22, 2010

Rainy Days and Screenplays

It's been a while since I've posted here. No excuses. I've been writing.

I've been working on a novel for some time now and, while it's not quite finished, before Christmas I began adapting it into a screenplay—my first. Last week I finished the first draft of "Coming Up Roses". Today I registered it with the Writers Guild of America. It's a good feeling to have finished it. Hell, who am I kidding? It feels GREAT to have actually completed it. This is like step one of three million but that's how journeys begin. There's always that first step.

To celebrate, to clear my head, and MOST importantly—to reward my patient dog who's gotten ignored by me a bit lately, she and I took a walk to our neighborhood park today. The rain had stopped for awhile and the sun was dipping behind the trees as we strolled around a rather soggy park. This photo is of the playground. No. It's not a playground on a lake. It just seems like that. This has been quite a series of storms we've been having. But for me, anyway, it feels like the clouds have parted and I can see a bit of blue sky.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on "Coming Up Roses!" I can only imagine the relief you must feel being able to check that "To Do" off the list. AND...beautiful picture as it definitely draws you in. I'm sure your dog loved being out.

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  2. I love the picture! Good luck at presenting, it sounds like a subject MANY women would relate to!

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  3. Congrats on the writing!! Must feel wonderful. And I am sure the dog is incredibly happy too. :)

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  4. Congratulations! Having written screenplays for many years, I know the wonderful feeling of writing "Fade Out." Good luck with it.

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  5. Congratulations on finishing your first screenplay! It's an amazing feeling, isn't it?

    You wouldn't happen to be in California, would you? I can't believe the rain we've gotten. And the floods and the tornado warning. It's been quite a week.

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

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  6. Wow, congrats! I know how good that feels, beyond words,eh? Funny thing to write from a writer. :)

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  7. Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling! Even if it seems like 'step one of three million', at least it's a great, BIG step!

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  8. Your rain has made it to the east coast today. Congratulations on finishing your screenplay. I am one of those people with a lot of half finished screenplays kicking around, and one of my goals this year is to finish at least one of them.

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  9. Congratulations, what a great accomplishment. :)

    (From SITS)

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  10. Congratulations! I have one completed and another 2/3rds of the way so I know it is an accomplishment!

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  11. hi tricia,
    CONGRATULATIONS on "coming up roses!" i right there behing you wayyyyy behind you, i will get my book written, i will get it written LOL but "life" keeps getting in the way! so congrats to you my friend! my husband and i made it out to nappa in december, i thought of you and couldn't remember if you were in nappa or sonoma because i remember one of your first posts that i read a while back last spring about i think a wine festival... hmmm could that be? anyhow, glad to see things are going well for you my bloggy friend!
    shelley

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  12. Oh, that is so exciting! Congratulations and well done!! I hope to have the chance to see it one day :-)

    That is a beautiful photo, Tricia. I think staying indoors and being creative is the perfect thing during these rainy, wintry months.

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  13. Congrats, Tricia. What exciting news!

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