Result #3: A mundane yet successful resolution!!!

#3 Calm down and back up.

That's not a screensaver, that's broken.

That's not a screensaver, that's broken.

Date: 1-3-2014

Due Date: 1-13-2014

Back story:  During my trip home to San Diego I was using my laptop to write my novel. While taking a break a very lightweight bottle opener fell a short distance and hit the outer shell of my computer causing this damage to my computer. It still works I just need to hook it up to a monitor, so I transferred the file to my mom's computer and some how managed to lose some of my progress. I thought I was going to explode with frustration.

Resolution: I will not beat myself up too bad for losing an entire days worth of writing due to working on a strange computer. Well, it's my mom's computer that I have to use because the monitor to my laptop broke the other day (cheap piece of shit).

Good news. I thought I lost a lot more information, luckily I haven't been as productive as I thought I would be while on this visit.

I had genuine fears that I lost a lot more of my work than I actually did.

Back to 112,298 words.

I guess I lost two days because I spent all night tonight trying to figure out how to recover what turned out to only be 1,340 words.

New Years resolution for the rest of the trip; not only save to my thumb drive, but also email a backup to myself when I am done writing for the night.

The Conclusion:

I was still juggling whether or not I was going to take this daily resolution project serious or not at this point, but I am going to count this as a success because I do need to learn not to beat myself up over things that are out of my control, and I did successfully make it home with all my data!!!

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.