I was on a roll and then I got mono, which knocked me off the roll real quick. But I do have some more prompts coming soon and the next one that'll be posted is kind of cool and I'm really excited about it.
To make the prompts more interesting I am thinking of giving myself a time limit. Fifteen minutes? Does that sound reasonable? Let me know in the comments!
Tomorrow I am hosting auditions for my first feature film and I am beyond excited but also terrified. It's one thing to dream about making a movie and another thing to actually make a movie. I'm actually making one. And that's pretty scary-cool-awesome-amazing-terrifying-wondering-dream come true. I'm anxiously awaiting the process and can't wait to live the experience.
This summer I will be attending a writer's conference with Joanie B., but this time I'm not going as a writer. I'm going as the owner of Positive Note Magazine and Positive Publishing. I'll be the one teaching and talking and accepting queries. I'm pretty pumped about it. It's really weird to go to a writer's conference and not be the one pitching, but it's refreshing.
With that said, I am working on Rebecca Dalton again and I am SO EXCITED about the turn it has taken. I've decided to publish it under Positive Publishing, so I have creative control over the project. But that won't happen for awhile. Just know that Rebecca is back in business and her story is being taken care of. I'm taking care of it. And I'll share bits and pieces along the way.
I've been thinking a lot of about Write-to-Publish. That's the conference we're going to this summer. We went two years ago and I sat in front of agents and publishers and tried to convince them that little seventeen-year-old Jenni had something in her. Through that process I would say I convinced myself (more than anyone else) that I had something. That I was somebody. And that was a beautiful experience. It changed me and this year, when I walk onto the campus for the conference, I'll be a different person. It's really weird to think about it, but I'm glad it happened. I'm glad the past two years happened and that I'm different now. I'm glad I'm confident and strong and capable. I'm just glad.
However, don't think that I'm immune to the struggle. I've really been struggling with the idea of authors pitching to me. I'll be twenty, which many people consider to be a baby. I'll be so young and everyone will be so much older than me, and I hate the idea of an author feeling awkward pitching to such a young person. But this morning my mom gave me some incredible advice...
"They'll just have to get over it."
I preach all the time about how age is just a number, but it still gets to me sometimes. So, to all of you reading this... AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. You're not too old or too young to do anything. Don't you dare forget that.
That was a pretty long update, so I won't hold you all up any longer. Have a great day and STAY POSITIVE! You're always in my thoughts and prayers.