As I said in my last blog, There is never enough time in the day. Today has been one of those days. 🙂 eek. Dealing with one thing after another but in an exciting way. And I am so tired, with all the bad weather last night, I never got a wink of sleep.
Then I was worrying over today’s session with E.J… wondering if the edits I’d worked on since last week were what she was hoping for, etc etc. it made me even more tired. lol but I need not have worried.
I’ve had my third session of five. And I have to admit I don’t want them to end. :Something for E.J and myself to work out there…
E.J has done exactly what I wanted, and have been searching for, for over 18mths. I wanted, someone to help and teach me more about story telling and the English language. Not just editing, as in… punctuation, grammar. But more about the craft. I know that my writing needs final editing and proofing, after all what writers doesn’t. But, I wanted to get my readers more engaged in my story, and as a script writer it wasn’t quite happening. In swoops E.J to save the day.
For me, E.J’s process started with the first session. Probably the hardest for us both, getting to know and work with each other, but for me it wasn’t as hard as I thought. We got right on with the job and worked through 3 pages. The second session came and another 3 pages. Each time with me trying to put into the file, what I’ve learned.
Today’s session was much quicker and easier I found, (finally something is sinking in) although we ran over a tid bit, we managed to get through 9 pages. Awesome. To me that shows I am learning. Of course, dialogue moves things a bit faster, but hey ho.
I actually am learning, and I am so happy, that as things were being moved around I felt comfortable to add lib and speak my mind. (takes a lot for me to feel comfortable actually talking to anyone)… because of my past and self confidence issues. I know I really have come such a long way in the last four years.
E.J is extremely nice to talk to and very easy to work with. I would highly recommended her for any writer, at any stage in their writing process.
I even think seasoned writers could learn something from her.
Anything that makes you a better writer has to be a bonus. It isn’t just about choosing your words , it is about what is best for your story.
I’ve learned in these three session how to differentiate between ‘script-writing’ and ‘story-telling’ something which even though I’ve had a couple stories e-pubbed, that I’ve still struggled with.
I know I can write good scripts. That has taken me a while to get to grips with.
I want to write great stories to help forward my scripts. Especially the TV series my friend and I have worked so hard on.
I will get there. I know it.
So, for any of you who want to learn more and become a better writer, head on over to E.J’s blog. See what she can offer you, (very reasonable rates) and just go for it.
If you want to be a professional and make a career out of it. Then what price is a small investment? Got to be much better for you than ‘self pubbing’ something that just isn’t ready…
Her page is at… http://ejrunyon.wordpress.com/
I’m bushed now, so heading off for an early night. No hail stones, please. I need some sleep.
Catch you all soon.