Hump Not, Lest Ye Be Humped

camelHappy Hump Day, Modern Philosophers!

I know last night’s blog post gave every indication that it was going to be a relaxing night at The House on the Hill as I ate pizza with my favorite Werewolf, but things changed after Gary left.

The Survivor: Maine post continued on its viral spin around the internet, making Facebook its personal playground.  My blog had 6,178 views yesterday, and is already over 700 this morning.  The Survivor post has been viewed over 8,000 times since Sunday, and other posts I’d written a year and a half ago about the Survivor one going viral had hundreds of views yesterday.

The post will crack 70,000 views any minute now.  That leaves it in second place to Walking Dead Live!, which at over 78,000 views, is the top post in this blog’s short history.

Once again, I found myself constantly checking my dashboard to watch the numbers climb.  It’s just too much fun!

Something else exciting happened in Austin’s World of Writing, though.  I messaged Matthias, the producer/director who plans to turn my screenplay .33 Reverse Gunther into his next film, to let him know about the blog’s success.

Matthias put a real charge into my night by slyly stating that he had some big news for me about Gunther, but then tortured me by saying he couldn’t give me the details yet.  As I’ve mentioned, he was just out in L.A. to meet with some people about the project, and I’ve been desperately trying not to think about it.

golden-ticketIs Matthias about to hand me my Golden Ticket?  Could this be the big break that finally pushes my writing career into overdrive and frees me from my day job?

I’m going just a wee bit mad trying not to think about what the news might be.  Once again, I ask you to keep your fingers crossed and think some positive Deep Thoughts about Gunther’s future.

Since Matthias wouldn’t tell me anything else, and I needed a distraction to keep me from obsessing over that tantalizing nugget all night, I threw myself into screenwriting.  The new screenplay has kept me delightfully busy over the past week and a half, and I turned to it again for comfort.

Once again, I was able to lose myself in the world I’d created.  Since the story plays out in my head as I’m writing it, I was transported into the action and basically watched my movie as I tapped out the details on my laptop.

If you ever need to get totally lost, Modern Philosophers, I highly recommend that you take up screenwriting.  I don’t know if other screenwriters experience what I do when they write, but there’s nothing cooler than living in your story as you write it.

keep wrtingJust two weeks ago, I experienced a major loss that had the dark clouds forming overhead and following me everywhere.  Now I’m beginning to see rainbows and Hump Day Camels.

How did I get to that happier place?  I just started writing and really haven’t stopped.

Have a great Hump Day!

Keep writing…it’s the best therapy.

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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14 Responses to Hump Not, Lest Ye Be Humped

  1. Top of the morning to you. This post makes me smile. Sometimes life if THIS good. 🙂

  2. grannyK says:

    I will keep my fingers crossed that the news is good! Congrats on your views!

  3. susielindau says:

    I totally get what you mean about the world we create. My characters can be hanging out and playing out a scene as I write. When I get a phone call, they evaporate. This week, I’m going to start turning off my phone. I love the escape!
    Congrats on your views!!! I have yet to go viral on Facebook. You’re brilliantly hilarious, so it is well-deserved!
    Good luck on the screenplay! I am finishing up my first and roughed out three more while flying back from Wisconsin. They are a blast to write.

  4. hollie says:

    Happy hump day to you! I’m going to try to work on some “therapy” via writing tonight. Between the McDonald’s play place and the new TMNT movie with two seven year olds I may need plenty of therapy and/or a big bottle of wine when I’m done!

  5. dfolstad58 says:

    I can only dream to have the blog success you have. Sigh.

  6. Marci says:

    Glad you’re smiling after a tough couple of weeks, and that writing has been a part of that! 😀

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