Typically, I am in the midst of overlapping projects in various stages of development, and/or production, and/or distribution. Today is no exception. I have a mainstream novel in the final stages of editing prior to publisher submission; I have a two-volume, special edition set of historical fiction novels needing my proof approvals before the printing run can begin; I have a network negotiating with me about a Made-for-TV Western; I have two literary manuscripts awaiting my final polish; and I am smack dab in the middle of writing two motion picture scripts in service to Todd Fisher and his Hollywood Motion Picture Experience production company. I’ve already written the first draft of his upcoming film: a coming of age story set during the fading days of Hollywood’s heyday; and have just completed a total rewrite of a motion picture for the entire family that will be filmed this year in modern day Paso Robles, California. It is this last project I want to share some comments about today, because it’s in a very exciting stage of  the Creative Process.

The Creative Process is always an exciting topic for me to write about.I simply LOVE it. It speaks to the experience and methodology of creating something from nothing. It addresses the internal and external efforts and activities involved with and invested into making art. In this case, the art I refer to is: the script or screenplay. If you’ll allow me, over the next several HMPE-tagged posts, I am going to walk you through the process I’ve experienced to date on this particular project.  The next post will introduce to you how I was introduced and invited to this project. Following that, I will escort you through the process right up to the creation and completion of a shooting script and the first few days of actual on-location or on-set production. The purpose will be to help you experience with me what I consider to be one of the most satisfying, fulfilling aspects of being a writer and living a writer’s life. I will warn you – it can be addicting!

See you next post.