Francis Dunnery, “Good Life”

Softly now,
You owe it to the world
And everyone knows that you’re my favourite girl
But there’s some things in life that are not meant to be
I’m not meant for you and you’re not meant for me
Here’s to our problems
And here’s to our fights
Here’s to our achings
And here’s to you having a good life
From me
Good life

Softer now,
You owe it to yourself
And don’t think that you will be left on the shelf
Cause there’s someone for you and there’s someone for me
Like me you’ll meet them eventually
Here’s to your lover
And here’s to my wife
Here’s to your children and here’s to you having a good life
From me
Good life

Baby Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby

Louder now,
You’ve lost all your pain
You’re married with children and happy again
And now I’m regretting the move that I made
Fatal mistakes are so easily made
Enough of my problems they only cause fights
Forget that I rang you
And promise you’ll have such a
Beautifully happy and painlessly romantic
Good life
From me
Good life

(From the “Scrubs” soundtrack.)

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Screenwriting update

Work on “Rush Week” (tentative title of my first feature-length screenplay) continues slowly but surely. My draft is somehow spread out over several Google, Celtx and Word documents, and random lines of dialogue and partially written scenes are hastily typed in the “notes” section on my iPhone. It’s a mess. However, I’ve been frequently adding to and fleshing out the outline I wrote about last month and even sent it to another human being (gasp!) for comment.

I also finally sat down and wrote a one-page treatment of the script. The day after I did that, I saw a treatment contest online being sponsored by Sixth Borough Screenplay, an organization I follow on Facebook and Twitter. The top prize is $1,000, some screenwriting software and a sit-down conversation with a Hollywood insider and author of “Mind Your Business: A Hollywood Literary Agent’s Guide To Your Writing Career.” Anyway, since I’ve already written the treatment I may as well enter. In the rules section they “highly recommend” you register your treatment with the Writers Guild of America, so that will be interesting. Here is the form to do so, and each registration is $20. You don’t have to be a member to register your work.

So, I know I didn’t reach my goal of completing a screenplay during the winter of 2009-2010. That sucks. But, I am not giving up on myself so easy. Yeah, I was cold and lazy and hibernating all winter, but now I’ve got loads of time on my hands and some motivation. I’m finishing this screenplay, dang it. And I know once it’s done I’ll have some eager readers, right? Ha. On that note, shoot me an e-mail if you are willing to look over my treatment. If it’s not interesting as a one-page read, it’s probably not going to be interesting as a 90-page screenplay, so I need some early guidance.