Got this very nice email the other day. It makes me happy to know that some writers are reading this.
By day, I am a billing accountant for an engineering company. By night, I write screenplays with my partner in crime (my wife) – and apparently I’m also an avid cartoon watcher/collector, coming as a surprise to myself; but my wife tells me the DVDs on my shelf make the truth plain and simple.
On the weekends, we watch cartoons to cereal, eat lunch over a movie, and work on our screenplays after dinner.
So upon discovering that you worked on so many of my favorite TV shows as a kid – AND the fact that you are a writer…
Dude. You’re my freaking hero haha!
Forgive me if this e-mail sounds too “fan-mail” for its own good, but I just wanted to say thanks for your work. It influenced my childhood, immensely.
And secondly, it’s inspiring to read what you have to say about writing. I’ve spent years using my time after work to scribble down stories from my head, culminating into two uncompleted screenplays and one finished one (that my wife and I are still in the process of editing), so the idea of someday being able to at least be mentally satisfied with them, let alone share them publicly, is truly remarkable to me. It’s inspiring to see how you have done so in your career and even affected my childhood in the process.
I look forward to keeping up with your blog as you journey on with your book!
PS: Wicked idea, selling those cartoon screenplays. That is actually how I stumbled upon you. I’ll definitely be picking one up to give to my wife as a gift at some point.
If you think this is kind of egotistical, you’re absolutely right. I’ve even got a new category for this (and all the others I’ll be getting), ‘Shameless self-promotion.’