12.27.06

Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir have been helping with my ASTRONAUT DAD script. Their mentorship has made a difference. It's been great getting feedback from such a talented writing team. Yesterday, I received a lengthy e-mail with detailed notes on ASTRONAUT DAD. I couldn't ask for a better situation.

Writers are all so anxious. However, there's merit to learning from those who can teach. Most artists can't instinctively learn things like perspective and anatomy just by drawing objects over and over again. They need some sort of instruction. Likewise, writers need to learn a craft, beyond typing words on a screen. (Some stand by the myth of the self-made untrained artist, but most of them are on the easy road to mediocrity.) I have several hundred pages of unpublished and unread material. I'm simply trying to do my best work.