It’s been a year since I started blogging.
I don’t get many opportunities to write – which, oddly, creates some guilt. I recently started tracking the amount of “hits” I get a month and was quite surprised to learn that people really do visit this site. Suddenly, a responsibility washed over me, and blogging wasn’t as much fun anymore. It was something I had to do. It became a child I needed to nurture.
But this is Hollywood, where we abandon our children – who grow into self-centered, drug-addicted whores (or, at the very least, "thoughtless little pigs").
And so it is in this spirit that I have decided to abandon THE INSIDE PITCH.
As my professional life heats up, it gets harder and harder to find time to blog, and I need to focus my energies on other projects and prioritize a paltry twenty-four hour day. My journey is offering me new experiences and I want to take advantage of them and – perhaps – return one day with much more to blog about.
Also, I would like to spend a few hours on a Sunday with my wife instead of struggling in front of a computer writing text and downloading pictures. (She's fourteen years my junior and I’d like to take advantage of her youth before we divorce.)
Thanks to this blog, I have connected (and re-connected) with all sorts of people in the most unexpected and gratifying ways. This really is a business of relationships, and this blog has been a sort of matchmaker. Ironically, this past week so many people have come up to me with: “I ddn’t know you had a blog.” “I love your blog.” “My client loves your blog.” It's a bittersweet decision.
I’ll leave the blog up for those who might want to revisit or for newcomers to read. The e-mail address will stay active, and I’ll try to answer some questions as they come in. However, I will be limiting my on-line activity.
Special thanks to Jacinthe of www.twoadverbs.com.
And thank you all for your support and e-mails. Good luck in all your endeavors. Stay on the path, write 2 – 3 scripts a year, reach out, give back, and when your work is rejected or no one will answer your letters or calls, remember - it’s supposed to be hard.
As Ganz & Mandel wrote in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (recited by Tom Hanks), “It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.”