The comfort of a loved one does wonders in our times of need.

When things don’t go as planned or a struggle ensues, I can get flustered. I don’t take it well causing the days to seem longer. Especially when finances are involved I go ballistic.

I am hoping to hear back from someone on the job front today. I am still waiting for the manager at the Japanese BBQ restaurant to get back to me, I’ve emailed and called in so far, but still no reply. I will try calling again later today, but this entire process is kind of weird considering she already offered me the job. Fingers crossed.

Today my plan is to drop off more resumes at various restaurants, and with any luck I will get an interview right there and then. Again, I still need to pay bills, and restaurants are the fastest way of doing that at the moment.

That being said, I’ve started doing a bit of research on publishing houses in the Pasadena area. There are more than I thought! My writing interests have slowly shifted to novel and short story writing over the past year, and a publishing house will give me a better understanding of this specific industry.

Unfortunately, most entry-level positions are internships. I don’t mind the “internship” title in the slightest – it’s the not getting paid part that could be a problem. Still, tons of research on the matter is in my near future. Tons of information to uncover, many calls to make.

In the meantime, my lady is doing more than her part. She starts one job today (wish her luck!) and the other later this week! That’s two to my paltry zero… I can’t stress enough how amazing and talented she is, comforting when I’m down, keeping me out of my head and bringing me back down to Earth. These next couple of weeks will be tough, that’s guaranteed, and I’m lucky to have her by my side. For now she’s the breadwinner.

It has been one week and I’ve stayed true to my schedule! Wahoo! I impress myself everyday.

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 5.38.13 PM

Thank you Mr. Sorkin!!!

Yesterday I finally started something I paid for back in June, Aaron Sorkin’s MasterClass!!! Crazy it finally came… First of all, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a “class” – more like a “guide.” Sorkin’s MasterClass consists of 35 lessons, a downloadable PDF of the workbook, and an “Office Hours” section I haven’t gotten to yet.

I’ve completed two lessons so far. The guidelines to the class recommends taking six weeks to complete all 35 lessons, to which I say, “mmmm…” Both lessons were videos of Aaron Sorkin talking about screenwriting, so I will assume all 35 lessons are videos. The first lesson was an 4 minute introductory video about the entire course, while the second lesson gave us a 10 minute video about an essential aspect of screenwriting.

This MasterClass is basically Aaron Sorkin’s “How To” book on screenwriting in video form. I’m not sure how I feel about the format of the “class” yet. I’ve read my fair share of screenwriting books in my day and most share similar thoughts on screenplay structure. At this point, that doesn’t interest me. An individual’s analysis on character development does. Though on this particular class, I’m most excited about getting inside the head of a genius (this is NOT a fangirl-free zone).

I haven’t decided if I want to blog about Sorkin’s class lesson by lesson yet. So much up in the air, so little time! I’ll keep you posted.

Best,
Travis

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.