Monday Morning Coffee Club: 7/6/15

Giant mugIt’s the first Monday of July, Modern Philosophers.


However, I am going to try to look at it as the first day of the rest of my life.


That’s right, Modern Philosophers, I’m  willing to give positivity a try.  Sure, it is going to be a challenge, especially on a Monday, but I like challenges.

For one thing, I’m out on the front porch as I write this.  Figured I might as well get outside and enjoy the beautiful Summer weather.  Who cares if I’m in my Sleeping Toga, right?  I’m comfy and there’s nothing wrong with showing off a little leg.

I haven’t really worked out the rest of my Positivity Plus Plan yet, but apparently, alliteration is involved, and I like the way that rolls off the tongue.  I will keep you posted as the week progresses.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day weekend.  My blog rebounded nicely with some very good numbers over the last two days.  I guess I should write about the Fourth of July more often as that seems to be a very popular subject.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s advice column, and old producer friend shared my Obama Sings Happy Birthday, USA post on Facebook over the weekend.  I vowed that I would write to her to see if she was still interested in producing my Film Noir screenplay.

I woke up this morning to find an email from her stating she was definitely still interested and looking to raise the funds for the project.  That was a nice surprise that fits perfectly into my Positivity Plus Plan.

keep writingI will make sure to keep in touch with her, and see what I can do to help her get this screenplay in front of the cameras.

As I’ve written many times on this blog, being a screenwriter is a lot like buying a lottery ticket.  You forget you have the ticket until one day, you get a call telling you that you picked the winning numbers.

I’d forgotten about this screenplay and the potential deal because it had been so long since I’d heard from the producer.

I’m not getting my hopes up because Hollywood has burned me so many times, but it is nice to have one more iron in the fire.

It’s a positive way to start my Monday for sure.

I watched the Women’s World Cup Final last night, despite my dislike of soccer.  It’s a little hard not to get into the spirit of things, though, when Team USA is playing for the title on Independence Day weekend.  Plus, the players are just so damn positive, which is something I need to learn to be for my new plan.

To my delight, Team USA scored four goals in the first sixteen minutes!  I’m so anti-soccer because the matches always seem to end in scoreless draws, but I’m totally down with four goals in sixteen minutes!

Congrats to Team USA for winning the World Cup.  What a great way to cap off a patriotic weekend, and a testament to the power of positive thinking!

It’s a beautiful Summer day, Modern Philosophers.  Have some coffee and then go out there to take on the world.  Maybe you’ll score four goal in the first sixteen minutes, too.

Anything is possible.  Even on a Monday…


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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28 Responses to Monday Morning Coffee Club: 7/6/15

  1. Hi Austin!
    Apparently, fate intended for YOU to be the first thing I read this morning. Positivity Plus Plan? Sign me up!
    Congrats on your screenplay. I can’t wait to hear what happens next. I was editing chapters this morning, and decided the scrap the book I’d been working on since November and start something new. Am I defeated? Nope! Because my friend Austin started my day (week) off right and I’m not going to let some old broken words deter whatever comes next.
    Have a great week, my friend and thank you. Thank you for this Monday morning jolt. xo

    • Austin says:

      You are so welcome! Thanks for sending the positivity back to me! Good luck with your new book!

      I tried to share your last post on Twitter and it still wouldn’t let me. That’s two posts in a row. Any thoughts on why it won’t let me spread a little blog love on Twitter for you?

  2. I love the glass is half full stance! I am going to try and follow this for this week as well! That’s cool to hear about your screenplay. I don’t know much about screen writers, but from what I have heard…it’s much like filing your writing in a library with the million other books. One day someone stumbles, finds themselves in the wrong section and finds your writing and then maybe checks it out! Is that about right?

  3. A Positivity Plus Plan is a powerful push propelling prosperity! I fully support you being positive, yet I cannot support your continuing to post about the Fourth of July. That is SOOOO last weekend!

  4. chelsea says:

    Thanks for the positivity… So much negative on social media, I have to RUN away sometimes.. Congrats on your screenplay! Happy Monday 🙂

  5. Ah, so you have discovered the lure of alliteration (I call that an internal alliteration; I don’t know if that’s really a thing). I’d love to jump onto your positivity bandwagon, but today is one of those days when I seem to be wired for sadness. Great about your screenplay, though. I love film noir and hope to one day see yours.

  6. The power of positivity is very real, my friend. That being said, Monday. Ughhhhh.

  7. This made me smile.

    *fist bump*

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  9. Hmmm, Your Positivity Plus Plan might need some silver linings to help the positive energy flow! You can always turn to my project for inspiration 😉 Although that might be strange since I’m constantly turning to you for inspiration lol

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