Dateline 12-06-2017

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Alright, things seem to be all back to normal as I am officially past the decompression phase that always follows the finishing of a long-format fiction piece. This round cycled through rather quickly considering it came after completing a major rewrite of one novel as well as writing a second from scratch. In the past, post project depression could last as long as a couple of months depending on how much time and emotional energy went into the piece.

Thankfully, this bout of downness did last long since I already have another major task that I need to finish by the end of the month. As the time continues to near, I plan to publicly share the above mentioned majorly rewritten novel at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. As promised yesterday here is the rough draft of the cover that I created for said novel that I've been working on for the past couple of days. 

It's been so long since I've worked with a visual medium that I really think that working on this piece really helped to speed up on the recovery process. As I said in yesterday's posts, there's something about drawing that's meditative to me especially since I'm not all that good at what I'm doing because my lack experience forces me to double down on my focus to share what I see in my head.

I would love more than anything to have more time to focus developing more skills in the visual realm because I could see the practice being twice as meditative if I could draw with fluidity minus all of the frustration that comes from all of the tiny things that I get wrong. I also feel that I could create very interesting art if I knew the technics to get the images out of my head and onto paper.

Unfortunately, I'm still too busy with my continued efforts on trying to figure out how to translate my thoughts into more accurate words to improve my writing. If I do ever get to a point where I figure out how to earn enough of an income to free up more leisure time I will definitely branch out and earn more forms of art. 

Until then, it's time to get to work on my daily tasks to move on to start draft three of my New Year's novel. As always, I will keep you posted on my progress when I check in tomorrow with another update. With that, it's now time to say good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

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.