I’M BAAAACK WITH FUN, SHORT STORIES ABOUT THE WRITING LIFE, AND OTHER LIFE STUFF
Wow! It’s been some time since my last post, and I apologize to those who have found my previous posts interesting. Ok, whew! So, there’s been a lot that has transpired since my last post, which was on 10.30.12 (approx. 8 months). Honestly, I don’t know where to start, so I’ll attempt to give the “highlights” beginning from the last post; the so-called “highlights” are not in order, but rather how I recall them.
I finished writing a comedy script called, I WANNA ROCK, which is about four guys in their 40’s getting “the band” back together. You can find out more about this script at http://www.ernestlangston.com.
My debut novel, Born From Ashes, is approaching the year-and-half mark, and I have been tinkering with my next book, but it’s been a juggling act between my screenplays and longer works of fiction; they’re so similar and different in many aspects and require different types of attention from me, which, in many ways, demand that I dig deeper, both in my daily and creative life… and, that’s a great thing. I believe most creative people will understand what I’m saying here. You know, what I’m talking about, right? Inspiration. Motivation. Dedication.
In other words, I discover what I want to create, what moves me (and, hopefully, it will possibly move others). Then, I begin the creative process, moving the project forward everyday (keeping the idea alive). Finally, I keep on moving through the “peaks and valleys” of the process, allowing the creative elements to bend and change, developing into a better story.
One could expand on this subject until he’s blue in the face, but I rather keep it short today and revisit this subject at another time. I intended to write about the “highlights” starting from my last post, but I didn’t… and, that’s what I meant, when I said, “allow things to bend and change” to improve the project/creative objective (blog post). The so-called “highlights” will we be sprinkled into the upcoming posts.