I’m back! And what a wonderful retreat it was. Above is a photo of the beautiful beach where I wandered and thought about my characters, and other things, every morning and evening. Ah, it was heavenly!
So – here’s a rundown:
1 cabin in the woods by the sea
2 tubs of zinc cream
40 000 new freckles
I special kangaroo friend
I Wanda the Wonga pigeon
100s of other beautiful birds
5 new human friends
1 fully completed screenplay manuscript!!!
Yes, I worked hard and got it done. 125 pages – hopefully not all crap!
It’s now being read by my fabulous mentor Stephen Lance.
Thank you Screen QLD!!
It all equals one very happy writer 🙂
Wishing you all 2 weeks retreat of your own.
Lots of love, Ed xx
Happy New Year!
And so we start all over again , a new year, new plans, new dreams.
I’m filled with enthusiasm for the year ahead as I move into doing the full rewrite of my screenplay – Dear Madman. It has changed so dramatically working with my mentor, Stephen Lance, that it bears little resemblance to the novel manuscript I wrote based on the true story of a tragedy in my family history. So much so, even saying the screenplay is “inspired by true events” is a bit of a stretch.
Yet, it’s something I’m wildly excited and inspired by. Suddenly writing has become a whole lot of fun again. YAY! Thank you Screen Queensland! Thank you Stephen!
And thank you to all of you who’ve been here with me through this whole long lonely writer’s journey. Your support has been invaluable.
Wishing you all a wonderful year where your writing dreams – and other dreams too – all come to fruition. Most of all I wish you the joy of creation without fear or pressure – just because it’s fun to do 🙂
There’s magic in the air. Anything can happen!
The end of another year! Here’s hoping Santa brings you all you’ve wished for, plus just a little bit extra.
It’s been a big busy year for me with lots of teaching, both writing and yoga, a wonderful adventure to Cape York researching my Castaway project, the fabulous fun of our first ever Relax and Write Retreat in September, and then the pouring in of good things – like the KSP residency next year, the news that good old Thrill Seekers is being given a new lease of life with a brand new imprint in 2018, and best of all, the support of Screen QLD for the development of my “Dear Madman” screenplay.
I’ve been busily writing and learning from my mentor, the incredible Stephen Lance whose new film The Second will be released next year. It’s an exciting new beginning for me.
You’re never too old to start something new!
Wishing you all a healthy, happy new year full of grand adventures, creative inspiration, bum glue, and most of all lots of love and financial support for all your endeavours.
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