Dec. 27 Writer interview (part 2): I have written an interview where I imagine a host is interviewing me about my writing. It’s mainly professional.
I remember watching Tyra Banks talk show and sometimes she does kind of sound like a psychologist talking to a guest you know like the teen pregnancy episodes. Here’s the episode:
Well here’s part 2 of my writer interview. It’s going to get personal.
Host: Why do you blog?
Tracy: Because I want to produce my script The Vertex Fighter and get it produced to be a TV movie.
Host: How long have you had these blogs?
Tracy: Tracy’s Blog has been here since Jan. 2008, so 6 yrs. My The Vertex Fighter has been here since Jun. 2011, so 2 and a half yrs.
Host: Do you have any followers?
Tracy: No, but I do keep track of my page views. In Tracy’s Blog, I get 100-200 page views a day. In The Vertex Fighter blog, I get 0-20 page views a day. My Fighter blog is about writing, TV, and movies. That post is usually on Tracy’s blog too. On Tracy’s blog there are lots of topics like jobs and news.
Host: Do you intend to get a book published?
Tracy: I would like to get from blog to book, but I haven’t figured it out. I have thought of turning my script into a fictional book and then self-publish it on Amazon. But I don’t want to write a fictional book.
I’m brainstorming, because The Book of Awesome writer Neil Pasricha made a book that is compiled of his blog posts. I could, but how would I make it?Tracy’s Blog: Business edition: All the job, career articles and tips, job interviews, job experiences that I went through.
Tracy’s Blog: Writer’s edition: All the TV and movie reviews, synopsis’s, writer/ author interviews, articles, and tips.
Tracy’s Blog: Jokes edition: Daily Silly jokes, comedy comparisons.
Host: What if you never become famous? Your blog never becomes a book? You don’t win any awards?
Tracy: Then I’m going to keep blogging.
Host: So are you getting any closer to getting your script produced?
Tracy: I was so busy working, especially in the first half of the year Jan.-Jun. 2013, that I haven’t been pitching my script much. I only had one producer read it and he rejected it.
Host: So what now?
Tracy: I don’t feel motivated to pitch my script. I’ve been writing scripts since I was 14 yrs old. So from 14-22 yrs old, I’ve been writing scripts for 8 yrs. I had to graduate out of high school and Professional Writing in college, and then I started pitching my script. I was 22 yrs old when I started pitching it. In 2008-2009, I was constantly looking for production companies and pitching to them.
In 2010, I was laid off so I only pitched for 4 months of that year. In 2011, I was working and looking for an office job all the time. In 2012, I did the same, but I worked more temporary jobs that year.
In 2012, I applied to get jobs at TV production companies, but that only lasted a month. There are some in Edmonton. I did apply to them back in 2008 and got one interview.
I was just going through my notes of all the places I pitched to and when. There isn’t a lot that I did this year. I did join the Edmonton Film Makers Group in Meetup and read some member’s scripts when I joined the Edmonton Screenwriter’s Group.
Host: This sounds like you lost steam.
Host: So have you thought of finding ways to motivate yourself to getting your script produced?
Tracy: Yeah. There is the route of typing up inspirational quotes. Or maybe I should go into the direction of blog-to-book, if I can find a way with that.
Maybe I need to make myself more creative like watch something to inspire me. I did watch the movie In Time and it did make me think on how to write my script.
Or I need to put up some articles about Canadian TV shows being produced in Canada. It’s gotten too hard getting this script produced. I gave 100% effort in 2008-2010 in pitching. I’ve tried to get an agent, but couldn’t.
Dec. 29 Screenwriting Goldmine: I unsubscribed to them yesterday. It turns out I’ve been subscribing to them since 2007. They asked why I unsubscribed and I said that it’s in the UK and I’m in Canada. Here are some interesting excerpts from them:
ONLY ONE IN FOURTEEN UK FILMS MAKES A PROFIT