Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's A Marathon Not A Sprint

Happy Thursday people!  Hope ya'll are off to a great start x
Do what you love and love what you do..and if you happen to get paid in the process it's all for the better.

I'm finishing up the third draft of my short,  Black Lives Matter (RIP to LOU, changed the title cause it fits in with the theme of the movie. Corrrrrrrrrdinate!) , and plan on getting a film crew so we can shoot it next month.  So we can get this baby to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival! Of course win, I mean what other alternative would there be?  All joking aside, I'm hella HELLA excited.
I'm sure there will backlash because of the issue it tackles but I'm sure there was some backlash for Free State Of Jones but that didn't stop Matthew Mcconaughey or the director from taking care of business and doing what they wanted to do.
I'm sure there were a plethora of movies that are involved as well.  But it's a small thing to a giant.  I'm not being full of myself, i'm just keeping it a 1000% real.    Love me or hate me.

I'll be on the lookout for local talent..

On the pilot writing front, NEXT OF KIN is still going strong.  I'm getting closer to finishing it.  Thank you Jesus!  I'm easily distracted and need to put my tablet down from time to time.  I listen to a lot of August Alsina when I write which helps me to stop overthinking...but then it's not an exact science.

Regarding BLOOD OF SECRETS, i'm still undecided.  I have two ideas for two separate stories, different beginnings but the middle and the end are the same.  And you know what they say about writing the same shit, soooooooooooo...i don't know.  If it's meant to be, it'll be.  If not, you'll see my work on the screen instead of in bookstores.

Monday, July 11, 2016


Happy Monday people!  It's the first day of the week.............

Hope you had a good weekend x A lot of disheartening shit going on the in the world.  Cops killing innocent people based on the color of their skin.  I'm not saying all cops are the same.  There are some good cops out there, men/women that will put their life on the line for anyone, regardless of the color.  But the majority needs to be stopped, needs to be reprimanded.  My heart is still heavy over the violent slaughter of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, not to mention (WE MUST NOT FORGET) Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Rekiyah Boyd.   I pray for their families as well as the families of the officers who were killed in Dallas.   They didn't deserve that.  NO ONE deserves that.  Violence is not the answer.  Violence only begets violence.  It's so easy to hate but it's more powerful to love.  In order to effect change we must use our brains instead of our fists.  In order to effect change, we must lift our voices and do something about it, make the world safe for our kids to live in.  In order to effect change, we must band together.  In order to effect change, we must be that change.

When I first heard about Alton Sterling, I just turned 40.. so you can imagine how difficult it was to celebrate this milestone in this life, knowing that the world is in the shape it's in.   My thoughts of Alton and his family overpowered everything else.  I spent my birthday with my mother and Maker's Mark (I had to get my drink on regardless)  I had plans of going to Vegas for my birthday.  A milestone birthday is huge and I wanted a huge celebration, but due to lack of funds and the way my money's set up, it wouldn't be possible.
It was pretty ok as birthdays go.  Had a cake, my mom cooked one of my favorite meals and a bottle of Maker's....Mediocre.  I have a laundry list of mediocre birthdays and didn't want to add this milestone to the list, but it's too late for that.   Still not giving on Vegas though.

Some news on the writing front.........I just finished the first draft of my short, LOU.  Now the real magic can begin aka the rewriting process.   Also an update on the pilot, I have Act Two down.  Three more acts to go.  I can't lose this momentum i got right now.  Gotta keep building
                    WE gotta keep building.