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Still fighting the good fight


Oops, time got away from me a little. Okay, a whole summer, pretty much, since my last blog entry. Been busy, but things are moving along in a good direction. We’re not there yet, but I think we’re pointed in the right direction.

Looks like we have our first group of television stations on board to air Liken during November and December. Hopefully others will be following suit. It means we need to gear up to produce commercial “bumpers” (those little lead ins that are inserted just before going to commercial break), but it will be good to go into production on something.

Our Bible titles were just awarded the Dove Foundations seal of approval. They said many nice things about them, and awarded two of the four five “doves,” the highest rating they can award.

Our titles are being picked up in more Christian stores throughout the country.

We’re creating two sing along DVDs to help raise funds to produce “Jonah.”

Meantime, we’ve been working on an industrial video. It was pretty intense, with a very condensed timeframe. But it gave the opportunity to work with some very nice, talented people, and turned out great.

Still, all that said, I was reading a book about screenwriting the other night, and I realized how much I miss writing. The business stuff is all very important, because the creative stuff needs a solid financial foundation to hang on. But still, I miss it. I decided I need to somehow carve out at least a little time each day to see if I can get back into the writing swing of things — make sure it doesn’t completely disappear.

So this morning, I got into the office a little early and closed my door, put on some “writing music,” and started working on the Jonah screenplay. Before I started on the script (I worked on the treatment quite a bit earlier in the year), I wanted to write a little thematic paragraph. But it came out as a poem. Not a rhyming poem, but something more like free verse. That had never happened before, so I was a little surprised. But it was a surprise I liked. I don’t think I will put it on the script, but I think I’ll go back to it from time to time to try to keep the script on target as I go.

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