I often do some totally impulsive things some days.
Like write to my favourite author just telling them how much I love their work. Or to my most admired food photographer or stand-up comic, sharing my admiration for their craft.
It’s almost like an out of body experience where my emotions get the better of me and can’t be contained inside anymore. All they need is a fleeting thought on the subject to make me act instantly and reach out to the other side, just because it feels so so right.
Here’s today’s special.
Today, I applied as a writer in a leading global online content publisher and a screenwriter for a brilliant online video content company. It all happened within a matter of half an hour. I thought about the kind of work they’re doing and how I’d love to do something similar. Drew up a passionate cover letter. Found the mailing details. And sent across a mail describing my interest in working with them.
One of them (the online video guys) even got back with a very positive response (Well at least it was non-negative!) and I hope something really exciting will come out of that.
Also on a whim – I started writing a TV series. I have never written one before (in fact a friend who’s a screenwriter actually had to send me a screenplay just so I know what it looks like!), but I have an interesting-ish idea which I thing could make for some nice prime-time telly (here’s wishful thinking!).
Have just started on the pilot episode and it seems like its going to take some time before I’m able to come up with something that I would watch. But it’s new and interesting and I’ll take my chances with it. Also have a few friends in media who I’m hoping will connect me to people who’ll connect me to people and I could get an opportunity to assess how terrible (or good) I really am!
Everyday is becoming special as I invite unknown interests into my life. It’s never been more fun.
By the way – also toying with the idea of learning a language. Wont be surprised if I sign up for French by midnight.