Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I almost missed the deadline for my very second post on this blog.

Do you now see the level to which I take being a lazy fuck? It's really spectacular how I can manage to not accomplish anything with my time.

Anyway, I've started working on a spec script for the show Entourage. I'm about 6 pages in and I've gotten some fantastic feedback from people. Who knows, I may even finish it.

That's about it for today, I guess.

  • Posted once a day: Check
  • Updated on writing: Check
  • Used Profanity: Check
Yep, looks like we're all good.

See you cats tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Yet another blog...

So here it is. My first real blog that nobody will ever read.

Are you excited? I'm excited. The mere triteness of my first blog post being called "Yet another blog..." when there have undoubtedly been countless others with identical names alone makes me tingle in my special place. Is triteness a word? It is now.

I digress.

My name is Daniel and I'm sick of my career. I used to love waking up in the morning and working on a new advertising campaign. I would get all aflutter over negotiating cutthroat rates for my latest ads. I'd literally drool at the prospect of bagging a new client.

That all ended because of many turbulent changes that took place in my life over the past three years. Some of which I may share with you as this blog evolves.

Ultimately, I'm disgusted by the thought of waking up tomorrow and still be doing what it is I'm currently doing. So I've set myself a goal.

I plan to become a working writer within 12 months.

Starting from today, February 27th, 2007 - with zero writing credits to my name, the goal is to make a huge career shift by this same time next year. Whether I publish a novel or option screenplays, I will become a full-time writer by February 2008.

And you're coming with me.

I'm a firm believer in the old cliche "you can do anything you put your mind to." I really am. My career in advertising is everlasting proof of that. I came from humble beginnings and created a miniature empire for myself through just the strategic use of bullshit. I plan to do it once again, with "author" or "screenwriter" as my goal.

This blog exists for one sole reason - to keep me motivated.

I'm a lazy son of a bitch, and if you let me (or if I could find a way), I would literally sit around all day doing absolutely nothing. Occasionally I'd listen to some music, maybe play some online poker or rub one out to the odd bit of porn, but at the end of the day, nothing would be accomplished. This blog will be my motivation.

Here are some of my personal rules for this blog which I'll certainly not live up to:

  • I will update once a day, even if it's just a funny link to a monkey eating poop out of another monkey's ass on YouTube.
  • I will keep you updated on a regular basis as to what I'm currently writing.
  • I will notify you any time I submit work for whatever reason.
  • I will notify you any time I enter any sort of writing contest.
  • Most of all, I'll try and use profanity at least once per blog post.
Wish me luck.