I was working at the dreaded day job, Monday through Friday, which gave me weekends off. I spent my time writing, producing, directing and being a gopher for a cable access TV show, “The Travel Junkie”. That’s when my Mom suddenly passed away.
I wasn’t dealing with her death well, so friends suggested that I write about it. Knowing how to write TV scripts, I created a screenplay. Friends encouraged me, telling me that I should submit it to a contest. Fine. They made me. So I did.
A judge of the contest, who was also a producer, called me. Apparently, I had talent. He suggested that I move to Hollywood.
I bought my first digital camera before I left to capture my new adventure. It was a simple snap and shoot; Kodak Easyshare Z740. Of course I didn’t read the manual, and just started clicking away.
Which leads me to the first lesson: READ YOUR MANUAL. Always!