2009 year in review and 2010 resolutions

i had 3 main goals for 2009:

  1. get a job ( i was unemployed).
  2. write a script.
  3. make a short film.

how did i do? i got a job and wrote a script (the office), but i didn’t make a short film like i wanted. i did write another script (how i met your mother) and a half (half of a 30 rock so far), so that sort of makes up for not making a short.

the main thing of 2009 was that i got to the final round of the nickelodeon writing fellowship. even though i didn’t get in, getting that close was a good indicator that i was heading in the right direction. i had started the animation mentor program earlier in 09, but decided to quit so i could focus completely on writing.

here are my main goals for 2010:

  1. get into a writing fellowship, or get an agent or manager. i want to be a working writer, so either of those would be a good start.
  2. make a web series or short film. i haven’t shot anything in 2 years, and that’s unacceptable to me. a lot of that had to do with finances since i was unemployed for a while, but i have a job now so i’m going to shoot something for sure.
  3. write the pilot for my sitcom idea that i came up with a while ago.
  4. if i can, come up with a pilot script and bible for an animated series.

i’m looking forward to a great 2010. anyone else have any goals they want to share?

  1. Anonymous left a comment on January 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Best of luck to you in 2010! It’s tough out there but your attitude just shines through so I have no doubt you’ll get to your goals! I have similar goals though my main love is movies — get repped, get sold, and maybe win a fellowship though the last actually seems like the longest shot. Your post inspired me to write a similar blog post on my blog and also to add you to my Blogroll as a resource for others.

    One question: you said you read Season One 30 Rock specs. Where’s the best place to find show scripts other than simplyscripts?


    • kiyong left a comment on January 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

      thanks amisha. they have 30 rock scripts as well as a ton of other tv and movie scripts at the writers guild foundation library on 3rd and fairfax. – http://www.wgfoundation.org/ you can’t check anything out, you have to read everything on site, but it’s free to the public!

  2. Anonymous left a comment on January 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The word “or” doesn’t exist when setting goals.

    Point #1 contains two goals: get fellowship and get an agent.

    Point #2 also has two: create a web series and shoot a short film.

    Point #4 contains yet another non-starter…”if I can.” You WILL write a pilot script and bible for an animated series.

    Words have power – be powerful.

    • kiyong left a comment on January 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      i’m fine with “or”. thanks though.

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