Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just keep on keepin' on.
One foot in front of the other.
It's something I've always struggled with, finding that happy medium between my expectations of where I should be in life and where I actually am.
To balance that sense of frustration and stagnation with the need to be always pushing forward.
When I go back and look at where I was when I started this blog and where I am now -- and realize that, physically, they're not that far apart -- it can be a tad upsetting... but then I look at my old scripts, look at where I am now, craft-wise and as a writer, and I realize how much I've grown.
Slowly but steadily I've been learning that old lesson that we all get there in our own time. You can't really rush it... so just keep on keepin' on.
Keep your patience high and your passion strong.
In other news, I've been doing a lot of script review lately for people, trying to offer fair and constructive criticism that helps them move their story forward. It's a good feeling when I can spot something that's not quite working and have actual ideas on how to fix it... little moments like that that show me how much I've learned.
Script-wise, I've been trying to figure out what my next spec is going to be -- hopefully it's something fun. Not sure exactly what it is just yet, but I'm actively searching for something new and interesting.