I began The Screenwriter’s Wife blog in early 2014. At the time, I was at a difficult point in my life and desperately needed an outlet. There didn’t seem to be anyone else out there blogging about married life, family life, and Hollywood life, so I figured I’d fill that niche and offer a behind-the-scenes look into pursuing the Hollywood dream with a family in tow. The first couple years of blogging were just getting my feet wet, trying to figure out how or what to write. I wanted to write about more personal, honest topics than your typical “mom blogger” and it’s weird to put yourself out there. Surprisingly – and thankfully – it was through this blog that a new confidence emerged, both within myself and within the partnership of my marriage.
My husband and I began communicating better. I began expressing myself more. And then we wrote a script. TOGETHER. It was a huge challenge, in all the hardest – and best – ways. It brought up things we needed to confront in our marriage. And through that journey, I’m now no longer just a ‘lowly screenwriter’s wife’, but instead a writer, a wife, AND a writer’s wife…all rolled into one.
Oh, and I’m also a mom. Of 3 kids under 7. They’re a pretty significant part of my life too. 🙂
So here we are. Still keeping on keeping on. Still married. Still chasing the dream. Now with three young kids in tow. Figuring out how to make life work. Together.
Thanks for joining this journey with us.
More of the usual bio info:
I grew up (as the oldest of 6 daughters) in suburban/rural smaller town Texas. After graduating from a small conservative Christian college in the middle of the Bible Belt, I decided to – why not? – move out to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry so I could better understand the world.
In those early years I worked traveling on production of reality tv shows. But traveling became harder when I found myself falling in love with a guy named KP – and so, in total opposite of everyone else our age we knew in L.A. – we got married “super young” at 24/25.
Fast forward a dozen years and three kids later and here we are.
During those years, I went back to school and got my teaching credentials, tutored child actors on set, taught high school math, worked at online charter schools, and eventually became a stay-at-home-mom/blogger. KP went from working in development to screenwriting. There was a tv show writers room staff position for a couple years, a tv pilot that sold but not made, a bunch of random stuff to make ends meet, a steady film marketing job, and always more writing on the side. Basically, this is the life here. Always dreaming, always striving for more, always hoping toward the future.
There’s lots of normal people who live and work and breathe and have families here in “Hollywood”, despite what many might believe about the “evil Hollywood industry” supposedly hell-bent on destroying society, lol. Hopefully KP and I can be an example of just another family out there who, though not perfect, still strives to keep our marriage, family, and sanity intact while patiently waiting for our big breaks.
Also, See here: Why I Blog. Why I Will Keep Writing.
I do social media here (Come follow me!):
Facebook – for sporadically announcing when I’ve posted a new blog post or for my twitter posts to auto-publish to.
Instagram – for daily life and pictures of my cute kids. And because Instagram is the happiest of all the social media and I like it there. 🙂
Twitter – for when I vent about adult things or #momlife things or movies or tv shows I’m watching.
Pinterest – for mommy-ing, inspiration, and pretending I’ve got my life together.
Email List – you can also subscribe to my sporadic, non-salesy, usually rambling, emails where I talk about whatever is on my mind at the time. My emails are like my Rambling Ronni posts, but often even less cohesive. I don’t blame you if you don’t want to sign up! ha! But my emails are where you’ll REALLY get to know me. For better or worse.