Focus

Tang is watching me write right now.  She’s a girl I met from Thailand.  We hang out sometimes.  This is one of those times.  Some people talk a lot.  Tang only does that when she’s drunk.  It’s 11am so, the table’s a bit quiet at the moment.  Thought I’d steal some time away to blog.

The last few days have been packed with writing and writing related activities.  I met with Sarah Cooper, (Rob’s agent) on Thursday.  She was incredibly helpful, painting a picture of the industry for me.  She’s not taking new clients these days, but she said she’d still be happy to read my stuff and pass along advice – tell me who’s right for what project.  She bought me an Americano and spent an hour with me.  She said I’m on the write track with my research, and I’m doing the right things to break in.

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but with the CBC sale providing enough income to get through the next 9 – 10 months, I’ve decided to focus exclusively on my writing career.  Sarah thinks that’s a good idea.  Torontonians can’t handle individuals who wear too many hats.  They think it’s just weird.  I can write factual and I can write scripted, but I should be VERY careful before offering my services as an editor, director, or producer.

It’s easier on the headspace anyway.  I feel incredibly focused right now.  Everyday is about getting better at my craft and then taking that knowledge to market.  It’s me at my very best.  Have laptop, will travel.

I think that’s why Toronto has gone so well for me thus far.  Wake up.  Wander to a coffee shop.  Write.  What more do I need from any city?

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