“The first draft is for being brave. Try to save your restraint, and your caution, for the second and third drafts. … [quoting an unnamed screenwriter neighbor] ‘Caution is a thief. It robs the future of possibilities.’”
– Lauren Sancken, associate professor, University of Washington School of Law, Washington State Bar News, Jan 2020
Dear Ms. Budewitz,
I so enjoyed the story you read today on Authors Live. A part of it escaped me, though, but perhaps it was made clear in the moment I darted away to the bathroom.
Nevertheless, your vivid writing brought to mind a specific dining area in Athens and one particular restaurant where I had too much ouzo, then went across the pedestrian walkway and bought far too expensive komboloi for my left-at-home lover.
Interested in knowing more about your work, and writing a screenplay right now about a dangerous winter in the Rockies, I came her to explore your Montana perspective.
Although if the last thing I need is a hole in the head, the second to last is one more contribution to my email slush pile. Yet, I plan to sign up for your newsletter because I LOVED the journal idea you passed along from Sue Grafton. What a great idea! I shall start one for each of the three scripts I’m currently writing.
I also enjoyed the quotes you’ve chosen to share.
Thank you again. I’m delighted to have found your work. With appreciation, A.T. Lynne
A.T., what a lovely, generous note. Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the reading of “With My Eyes” even though you had to sneak out of the room — the video is up on the Authors Live FB page and I’ll share it to mine so you can try to find the spot you missed. And I’m always happy to bring back a fond memory of travel, especially these days when most travel is limited to the armchair.
Good luck with those screenplays — I admire anyone with the courage to tackle that format!