Have you seen that little ticker on my sidebar? The one that is counting down to my last day of school? It’s quickly approaching. My graduation date is actually set for December 20th, which is two days before I thought my last day of school would be, but apparently they will be adjusting the last day to reflect the 12/20 graduation.
I won’t be going though. I think I have a good shot at being valedictorian or salutatorian, but because it’s the weekend before Christmas the cost for two tickets to Florida is just too much for my pocketbook right now. I’m secretly hoping I have some super wealthy great great uncle or aunt who’d be willing to pay for two tickets to Florida, but I know that won’t happen. I can still dream though, right?
These last three months we are focusing on our portfolios. We’re establishing our presence on social media, and creating a digital portfolio. We’re revising and editing our work from the last few months to include in that portfolio. So I’ll have the first 15 pages of a film script I’m working on, a short comic script, a short animation script, the first act of a spec script for an established sitcom (in my case that’s New Girl) and a text video game adventure. All this will be added to laceynogueira.com in the next few weeks or so. Eventually I’ll get some prose added to the portfolio too, but it won’t be until after these classes. Right now there is nothing there at the new site but a couple of blog posts saying, “Hey! I’m here.”
I probably could have just put my portfolio on this site, where I already have an established Facebook and Twitter following, but most of those people are passive followers, so I decided to start everything from scratch. If you’re interested in seeing some of my creative work then you’ll want to follow my new sites.
Sharing my creative work is really hard for me. I’m not afraid of critique (in fact, I welcome it) but I’m afraid of someone thinking I’m just another silly girl who wants to write. I’m not. I’m going to toot my own horn here and say I have a natural talent for this work. A talent that I didn’t choose to embrace and refine until I was 30 years old. One that I’m finally pursuing a career in at the age of 33.
I may not be able to move back to Los Angeles so I can write for a studio, but hopefully I can find some work around here that utilizes the degree I have worked hard for. Bonus if I can do that work from home. We’ll see how it all plays out.
Basically, I’m venturing into a world of unknowns, and I sure hope you’ll follow along for the ride.