Today, I arrive in Coron with Aaron Sorkin

After my “emotional breakdown” (I placed that in quotes because I know it is not a real emotional breakdown; I don’t want to use that phrase lightly) last month that turned into a lightbulb moment, I vowed to keep on learning, keep on making myself a better storyteller, writer and director. My goal is when…

Today, 4 years ago

This morning, my Timehop app reminded me that I wrote the ending of That Thing Called Tadhana four years ago today. Here are some notes as I saw this photo again: 1. Look at that filename! DREAMFILMSEQ.docx. O ‘di ba, all caps! Wala pa akong title nito sa pelikulang ito nun malamang, kaya nag-isip ako…

Revising again

(I decided to let you in on how I write, revise, re-write, build my screenplay. So when we finally turn this into a film, meron tayong sikretong malupit, inside jokes. But mostly because, this a good excuse to procrastinate hihihi.) Today is revising day again. I cannot revise on a computer. I’m old school –…

Today – continued

One week before my deadline, umemotional breakdown ako – hindi naman Mariah-Mimi level o walling, crane up level. Tamang dramathon sa hapon level lang. In-assess ko ang sarili ko – as a writer and as a director – or as a writer who happens to direct her own screenplays and as a director who happens…

Today is for revising

I love revising more than writing. I love editing more than shooting. Is there something with me? Heehee.

(What I learned) Today

(I will try to post as often as I can. I am trying a new writing / creative process – a process that’s more long-term and not just everytime I have a screenplay to write. This is my entry for today. (I was meaning to write a longer “Things I leared today” but I just…

Today

I love today. Woke up late – but that meant I had eight hours of sleep. Which is a big deal because I used to have just four to five for eight months! Chatted with my editor Ben about draft 1 – he has a lot of great insight! Must incorporate them. Started writing. Had…

Lucky me

I was finishing my script revisions inside the coffee shop and he was outside vaping. When I went out, he handed me a rose. No occasion, no anniversary. No special event. He just wanted to give me a rose. No particular reason. He gave me a rose because he wants to.  And sometimes that’s reason…

Crying myself to sleep again. What I’ll give to be 25 again.

Act 3

Stuck with Act 3 of my script. No, this ain’t writer’s block. I really am just stuck, I don’t know what should happen next. It’s a good problem to have. I mean, it’s better than not having started writing a script at all. I shall be back here, hopefully with a brand new script I’m…

Reasons

“There’s a reason why he has not proposed to her. And that is because she’s not the woman he’s going to marry.”

writing again, mapurol, but i’m writing again

Sa wakas, nakatapos na uli ako ng isang kwento! Sequence treatment pa lang. Mapurol na ako sa pagsusulat ng pelikula —¬†That Thing Called Tadhana¬†pa ang huli kong nasulat nang solo. 2014 ‘yun – 2016 na, magtatapos na nga. Pero nakakatuwa na sa wakas, nakatapos na uli ako. Hindi pa ako happy, hindi kasing smooth ang…