I woke up this morning, read a bit more of Syd Field’s book, THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK and then all of a sudden it happened–a major breakthrough in the writing of my screenplay…the missing pieces that I had been looking for, for the past eleven months.  Upon realizing this, tears poured from my eyes and I began to sob–tears of joy and resolution.  I jotted down as much dialogue as I could so I wouldn’t forget the exact wording–almost as if the characters gave it to me, themselves.  I have to be at work in one hour.  I can’t wait to come home and start writing.

39 thoughts on “Yay!

  1. andy1076 says:

    Now that’s what I call a dang good start of the day 😀

  2. Food Forays says:

    That’s fantastic!! I’m SOOO incredibly happy for you my friend!!! xoxo

  3. What an amazing breakthrough. You must be feeling fantastic.

  4. Imelda says:

    That’s great. 🙂

  5. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    That is a good feeling when the characters do the writing for you. I bet it’s excellent writing too.

  6. Don MacIver says:

    I know that marvelous feeling Mary Ann and am so happy for you. All good things happen for a reason. Hugs

  7. Maximum Z says:

    Good for you!

  8. Nick says:

    Best feeling ever.

  9. Liz says:

    That’s wonderful…that’s marvelous…what he did for me Can you hear Louie Armstrong? I just changed the one part. Smashing! TIFF here we come!

    • mypenandme says:

      Ha! Mary at work took one look at me and commented, “Look at the smile on you! What did YOU do last night?” I replied, “It’s what I did this morning,” and then I walked away smiling even harder.

  10. Inspired and Inspiring x

  11. Maxi says:

    Any breakthrough in writing is cause for celebration, PM. I can feel your joy, my heart is with you. Pray that you ride this train all the way to the end.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

  12. May your muse have fresh espresso waiting for you!

  13. djkeyserv140 says:

    Awesome stuff! There is nothing that brings more joy than the sudden removal of a persistent roadblock =)

  14. jmmcdowell says:

    There’s not much that can top that feeling, is there? Happy writing!

  15. Bumba says:

    Good. Proof is in the pudding. Good luck writing

  16. ruskovitch says:

    I’d like to see your whole face smiling….

    • mypenandme says:

      Hi Rusky! I’m just drew a new Em doodle. The one that I posted was bothering me–she looked too young and kind of cheap looking–not the image I was looking for. I’m going to replace the doodle in just a few minutes–then I have to go to the store. Hope we can connect this weekend. M.A.

  17. Congratulations x enjoy the moment x

  18. e says:

    Hi MaryAnn
    Awesome to find you here!


  19. those epiphany type of moments are awesome. Another book I highly recommend is the writer’s journey by Christopher Vogler. If you ever have any questions about screenwriting books let me know, kind of addicted to them. Have about 75 of them, yeah, I know, it’s a problem lol but if you’ve any questions, maybe save you a buck or so. Hope the story keeps you writing all night, I cherish those nights. Great post. Thanks

    • mypenandme says:

      You’re very kind. Thanks. I just checked my “to-read” list on Goodreads and it’s on there. I’ll look forward to reading it soon. delighted that you stopped by – Mary Ann

    • mypenandme says:

      By the way…if you go to category, “my doodles” you can view recent doodles that i’ve made of my five main characters. My last doodle entry is not one of them. Lol! Also…if you check my blogroll, I’ve got links to all of my favorite screenwriting sites there. Some of them might be of interest to you… Wishing you a good evening. M.A.

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