Result: #64: A partial success that I'm going to have to consider a fail because it's not quite complete.

#64: Adapt all my short scripts into short stories.

Date: 3-5-2014

Due date: 3-5-2015

Resolution: Up until recently, when I adapted a few of my screenplays into one novel, I was only interested in screenwriting. Technique wise, I never thought of myself as a great writer. I feel confident in my concepts and content, but my dyslexic head jumbles words and I don't have a keen eye for typos. Writing nothing but screenplays gave me the safety net of a script being a blueprint and not the end product. Nobody is able to see my poor use of grammar when it plays out on the screen.

As I was writing the novel it was like a whole new world opened up to me. Standard prose gives you so much more freedom to explore any aspect of the story that you want. You can take an entire page to describe a room if you want to. You can play with structure and genre on a whim unlike screenwriting where the main focus is following a formula and only writing what can be seen on the screen.

I signed up for Wattpad to share Apartment Infinity, a series of shorts that I'm in the process of adapting into my second novel. I'm going to be posting new installments every other week for a year.

Every time I sign into Wattpad to see if there are any new comments or likes, I have an urge to add more stories to my My Works page.

So I will.

Story #1: Leap Year Gold

Date: 3-6-2014

Click here to read Leap Year Gold.

Story #2: What Would You Dew? AKA Sliding Doors II: The Unauthorized Sequel

Date: 3-26-2014

Click here to read my latest adaptation.

Story #4: School For Time.

Date: 5-20-2014

Click here to read my latest adaptation!

Update #5: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-5-2015

I was on a pretty good pace to finish this resolution on time. Then I hit a phase where I was very discouraged by my non-blog writing and decided to take a break.

I think I was just burnt out from three consecutive years of being very productive on projects that have yet to see the light of day. I needed to take a break but not from writing in general, just writing fiction.

So, I took a break.

This break ended up lasting longer than I was expecting especially since it is still going on, to this day.

I'm currently in the process getting back in the mood to write some fiction. Whether or not it happens this year, I do plan to complete this resolution and adapt all my short scripts into short stories in the near future.

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.