I graduated from Full Sail University in May, with a BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. YAY for me! But what good does that degree do for me? Honestly? Nothing, except for land me a job that really has nothing to do what I went to school for. What is important about my time at FSU is the experience I had and the awesome lessons I learned about the craft of writing for entertainment. Also, we learned a lot about the business part of the entertainment business. That is something that is very important. Once again, yay for me!
What I've discovered since graduating is that none of that means shit if I don't have material to submit. If I want to be a screenwriter, I have to have spec scripts to show people. If I want to be a television writer, I have to have television spec scripts to show people. If I want to be an author, I need to have manuscripts to publish. If I want to be a comic book writer, I need to have comic books to publish. Get the idea?
I have a total of ZERO of these things!
I have a lot of reasons why I haven't had "time" to write. And being completely honest, they are all bull shit!
The truth is I hate sitting down and focusing on one thing. I love to read blogs because they're short and easy to move on to something else. I love twitter because there are only 140 characters to deal with.
Well, I'm done with all that. I can't stand thinking about what I wish I was doing or what I wish I was, and feeling the guilt from the knowledge that the ONLY thing keeping me from living those wishes is me.
So I procrastinated a little longer, and I searched for writing prompts. That search lead me to Writer's Digest's writing prompt page. Which lead me to The Writing Prompt Boot Camp: Two Weeks of Craft, Creativity, and Discipline, a free PDF from Writer's Digest. Yay, my procrastination finally paid off.
Yesterday I started the two week boot camp. I decided that I would share my progress here. Of course, I got distracted again and forgot to share it. So, here for your viewing pleasure is my day one of the Writing Prompt Boot Camp.