So, a little bit about me. My name’s Gretchen. I’m in my early 30s, but get carded for R-rated movies. I don’t live in LA. Yet. I have a ten-year long career in politics, where I’ve worked on Capitol Hill, the campaign trail, and state government. I love to travel and have been to all six inhabitable continents and also circumnavigated the globe. In my free time, I toss weights around, judge CrossFit competitions, and bless the world with my sarcasm.
None of that is why I started this blog. I decided, in the beginning of 2017, to make an actual effort to follow my dreams and try to make a legitimate run at becoming a television and feature writer. Now, unlike most resolutions, I’ve managed to stick to this one so far and, despite a full time job and a side-hustle, I’ve completed:
- 1 half hour spec
- 3 hour-long pilots
- 2 hour-long specs
Much like other aspirants, I spent the early part of this year racing toward the network tv fellowships and am anxious to see if I’ll be one of the lucky few out of thousands (but I’m realistic, y’all. A baby writer in her first year is a long shot!). For the record, I entered them all — I specced Orphan Black & You’re the Worst, if you were curious. Now that that deadline is gone, I’ve meandered a bit, and thought a blog might be helpful as a means to keep myself on track. Maybe no one will read it. Maybe some will.
Right now I’m in the process of writing a new pilot, revising two of the pilots I’ve written, and breaking a feature. I do best when I’m busy, so I certainly try to do that.
You might be thinking — this bitch doesn’t even live in LA. You’re right! I don’t. I plan to talk about that, too. I’m saving for my move after some messy financial decisions in my twenties. My goal is 2018, if all goes well. But if you want to offer me a job on the west coast beforehand, I’m all ears. 😉