I think one resolution I can definitely commit to in 2013 is to blog more regularly. Sorry, dear bloggy readers…I know I’ve ended 2012 with a posting whimper. As the year comes to a close, though, I am thinking about my goals for the next twelve months and the events and connections that have made the last twelve months so enjoyable and memorable.
So here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite experiences of 2012:
CineStory Writer’s Retreat – Writerly inspiration in Idyllwild.
The Austin Film Festival – Creativity, Cocktails, Commraderie.
Script Frenzy – Unfortunately, this is the last one I’ll have the pleasure/pain of participating in since it’s no longer in operation. For four years, this online challenge jump-started scripts for me with its “100 pages in 30 days” edict. I am forever grateful for the structure it offered as well as the satisfaction of completing the goal.
Travels – NYC, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, Austin, Idyllwild, Palm Springs, London, Paris…yes, seeing beautiful places while also having fun with friends and family does feed the soul.
Great Independent Films – Call Me Kuchu, The Iran Job, Gayby, Pelotero, Teddy Bear, etc. Thought-provoking films that reminded me it can be done.
New Friends – lovely, supportive people with whom I make merry in both celebration and commiseration.
Old Friends – lovely, supportive people with whom I make merry in both celebration and commiseration.
Okay, it’s time to get ready for the final festive hours of 2012, so I must sign off. Here’s wishing us all an amazing 2013 that’s filled with much joy, laughter, and satisfaction.