A Reminder To Stay Positive

stay positive, inspiration, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherWe interrupt our regularly scheduled content for this Public Service Announcement, Modern Philosophers:

Stay positive!

To be honest, I needed to remind myself of that tonight, which has led to my writing this post.

Yes, the blog is here for your entertainment, but it is also a source of free therapy for me.

Welcome to tonight’s session.

Please remember that writer/reader privilege applies to anything we discuss in this post.

I am supposed to be on the phone with my producer right now discussing the TV series, the short film based on my blog posts, and a couple of my screenplays.

I’ve been looking forward to this call all day because I am so ready to move forward in a very positive direction with my writing career, and this conversation was going to propel me down the path towards my amazing future.

One minute before he was supposed to call, my producer texted to say his computer crashed and we needed to reschedule so he can work on restoring his files.

Yeah, I was disappointed, but I didn’t show it.  No one better understands how The Machines are trying to control our lives and destinies than I do, so I told my producer it was no big deal, and I looked forward to talking soon.

Of course, inside my head, there was a storm brewing…

stay positive, inspiration, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherWhy does this sort of thing always happen to me?

Of course something went wrong.  Why wouldn’t it?

Just another delay, like I’ve come to expect.

Clearly, I’m not supposed to have anything good happen in my life.

That’s just a quick sampling of the thoughts careening around in my brain.

Most of the other thoughts contained content that I would not feel comfortable sharing on a family friendly blog.

The thing is, I let the mental storm rage until it eventually died out on its own.  I went for a quick walk to give myself some time to compose myself.

Then I sat down to write this post.

Because one minor setback shouldn’t mean that the black clouds have rolled in, and it’s time to hunker down in the basement bunker until the storm passes.

Life has been very good lately, and I can handle a bump in the road.

After all, I have a producer in Hollywood who wants to talk to me about several of my writing projects.  Just because he has a crappy computer, doesn’t mean my future as a writer is in jeopardy.

I have a crappy computer, too.  I think it’s a requirement in this business.

stay positive, inspiration, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherJust the other night, I was hanging out on the set of the TV show I currently write.

To already have a TV writing gig under a belt, is a very positive thing.

To even have the option of expanding my empire and having a TV series of my own is pretty awesome.

And to possibly have a couple of screenplays go in to production as well?

Life is good, Writer Boy.

So don’t freak out because one phone call had to be rescheduled!

Yes, I’m growing impatient.  I’m not getting any younger, and my trophy shelf is still empty of Oscars and Emmy Awards, but things are moving in the right direction.

I just need to focus on the positive, get to work on Episode 4 of the TV series, and find a way to turn the negatives into something positive, like a witty blog post.

I’m really glad we had this chat, Modern Philosophers.  I feel so much better.  Thanks for listening…

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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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8 Responses to A Reminder To Stay Positive

  1. ksbeth says:

    yeah, life happens and we are in the middle of it. have to try to take it in stride the best we can

  2. Sounds like you’re super busy!

  3. Work hard and make it. Agreed.

  4. markbialczak says:

    Glad to listen as you hash it out to the positive, my friend Austin.

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