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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

Script Frenzy

Many of you know that I did NaNoWriMo last year. If you didn't know that, click here to read the epic tale of how I managed to write 50,000 words in 30 days without even meaning to.

Well, some of you might know that NaNo has another event called Script Frenzy. And I am seriously thinking of participating.

*insert panicked scream here*

Why am I panicking, you ask? Because I've never even written a movie script. Now, my Pip tells me it shouldn't be too hard. So we'll see. My instinct is to go stock up on writing-script-books, but I don't want to overreact.

Oh. I'm overreacting already, aren't I?

Anyway, my Pip - known to some of you as Georgie Penn @ Before My Penn Has Gleaned - and I are going to write a script together. It's an epic tale about a marooned pirate, and it should be really fun. ...If we can get our plot together in time.

Hahahaha. Ha. Ha.

We've been planning this story for a couple years, though, so we can't go too wrong.

Hahahaha. Ha. Ha.

Oh well, I thrive on half-written plots! So we'll see where this goes. Are you planning to do Script Frenzy? If so, add me on your buddy list and let me know who you are - I'm ScarlettGamgee on both that site and the NaNo one. I'd love to hear from all of you crazy writers! ;)

And if you want some free [virtual] strawberries and dark chocolate, well... you know where to go - Ashen Sky Life. We keep giving away virtual stuff, every new episode of the Ashen Sky Life typecast. AND! We're having a Q&A, so if there's something you always wondered about me, well now is the time to ask it.


And I'm working on the answers to all of your questions about Avary... you guys asked a lot more questions than I anticipated, so thank you!! It's probably going to end up turning into a blog post, so keep your eyes out for that.

In the meantime, Pip and I have to figure out how to make our script all come together. Wish us luck... we're gonna need it! 

Pip: Yeah, I've actually been thinking about it, and I came up with something cool that totally would have cleared things up and made it awesome, but that was like, two weeks ago, and I don't remember what it is.

Me: Man.

Pip: Ha, that's all you have to say? I was expecting like, a lecture on writing my ideas down, or an attempt to pump my brain into remembering, or something more than just "man." That one little word is kind of cracking me up right now.
It's gonna be an interesting month. ;)


  1. Uh, yeah. It's gonna be REALLY interesting if we're both as brain dead the entire month as we were tonight. We could get an epic script though. ;)

  2. Oooh... go for it!! I'm a screenwriter, too, and don't worry, it's the funnest thing on the planet. No kidding. Awesomer than novel writing :)

    Anyway, just thought I'd say go for it and have a good time writing it, okay? You guys can DO IT! :D

    If you do want to check out any books on screenwriting, "Screenwriting for Dummies" is seriously the BEST BOOK you could possibly get your hands on. ;)

    Anyway, good luck! :D

  3. Oh sounds exciting! =) Looking forward to reading it...oOo strawberries! ...

  4. Oooh, a movie script sounds so cool!!!!!
    And I can't wait for that post about Avary. (:

    Love always,

  5. you go girl! :) i think i'll stick with novels, though ;)

  6. Oh, sounds fun!!! I wish I had time to do it too. =P

  7. Ooh, have fun!

    So far the hardest thing I've found about screenwriting is the formatting. (I now know things I didn't last year, and last year's script makes me cringe to think of the editing.) :) My mom got me a book on script writing, but I can't think of the name and it's been, uh, "temporarily misplaced". I'll let you know when I find it!

    And if writing dialogue is easy for you, then scripts should be really easy. I'll add you as a buddy on the site.

    ~ Chy

  8. Wow, sounds like a blast! Pip is talking about doing a script with me also, but that was about a month ago, so I'm not sure if that offer still stands...

  9. Oh, and by the way. I joined Polyvore. ;)

  10. 'ello, dear. I promoted you on my blog----go check it out!!

    Love ya,


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