I decided that would expand the about me on this page. I started out blogging not really thinking anyone would bother reading my rambling writings. Since then I have over 60 followers,100 likes and 24 comments. Reading many of the about me sections on other blogs I thought mine looked kind of lame.
My name is Michael Smith and I live in Port Washington, Wisconsin. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with degrees in Political Science and Accounting. I always loved reading and watching movies as a kid and wanted to grow up as a novelist. Somewhere in life I seem to have strayed from that path and found myself on one that I was not happy with.
In 2000 I received a catalogue in the mail for continuing education classes offered at the local community college. One was an introduction to screenwriting. I thought it sounded interesting so why not. Don Hall the instructor who taught it really inspired me with the possibilities this new form of writing had to offer. Wish I had this class when I was in high school.
Anyway I did write a screenplay but in all honestly it wasn’t very good. Don did say that the first one you would write wouldn’t be good so hopefully I have that out of my system. So other things came up in my life and once again life took me down another path.
Jump to 2013 and I am still in a job that does not satisfy me. I decided to give screenwriting another chance. I bought the software to make it look professional. I actually copyrighted my screenplay and have entered it in several competitions. I like what I wrote but it still remains to be seen if anyone else will.