After an awesome consultation with our film’s Fiscal Sponsor (From the Heart Productions), it is time to reinvent how we are going to go about raising our funding. “Reinvent” is defined as – to makeover; improve; make completely new; to give a fresh face to; and to change the appearance of something to make it … More “REINVENT”
While away at Bethany Beach on a family vacation, it took a day or two for me to unwind from the project. I was still obsessing over it, when I should have been enjoying myself. Obsess is defined as, “reoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.” I like … More JUST THE WRITER!
There are days when I feel so pressured into getting stuff done that I wonder if I am getting anything done at all! But then like the above picture, printing out the script and after doing a few re-writes, I am thrilled with the progress. I think of an ice sculpture and how magnificent they … More ENVISION IT!
Every Memorial Day since I started writing the story of Summer Ray, I have sat with the boys at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. I usually visit them throughout the year, but on Memorial Day with the American flags on every gravestone, it is just so much more patriotic. I wish the flags could stay up … More WE ARE AMERICAN PATRIOTS!
Upgrade the upgrades! What may have looked great last year, month or week, may not be so awesome today. It can be exhausting having to “raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve by adding or replacing components.” I love the definition to raise something to a higher standard. Branding, research, study, websites, bio’s, … More THAT EXTRA MILE!
“Enthusiasm” is defined as “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval; zeal, great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.” For those who have been on the project that has moved at a snails pace, it is easy to lose one’s enthusiasm. But the work still needs to be done. It … More MAKING THE SCRIPT BETTER!
The waiting is over. Our budget is back, professionally finished and wow…finally we can move forward. It was a long 18 months full of ups and downs, but we have an accurate budget . It is actually lower than I thought it would be and well, that is awesome news. Now it is raising the … More HAPPY TEARS!
Sometimes life gets in the way and things tend to stop, or at least slow down. After the 1st and 2nd Covid vaccines, I was sick both times. It took me off the ice for a total of three weeks. Then, the 2nd day I came back, I broke my left wrist. I cannot say … More A SMASHING SUCCESS!
After crossing the Delaware in what seemed were impossible weather conditions, Colonel Henry Knox wrote to his wife, “Perseverance accomplished what at first seemed impossible.” For years, landing on Mars was an impossibility as well. But it was perseverance on NASA’S part that made it happen. The Mars Rover is even named perseverance. It is … More A BETTER PLACE!
It’s a new day and I have a new mindset. I think I pretty much crashed and burned all of my other mindsets about how I am going to fund this film, now that I have a real working budget. The overwhelming feeling of buried beneath the “how” really got to me. So much so, … More WE ARE ALREADY THERE!
This past week, I had the wind knocked out of me. I was called a, “Bad Christian” because I stood up for myself, and for my project. Without fail, I am called that if I have to confront someone. At the same time, I was dealing with some serious health issues and I just crashed! … More LIKE A FINE WINE!