If you’ve been paying attention to any of my social media then you’ve probably guessed that I’m making a life change. And that is the absolute truth.
I am moving my Black ass to Los Angeles.
I will say that it has been a dream, a thought, something I’ve been considering for quite some time now. And, you know, maybe it’s something that I should have done quite some time ago.
Maybe LA is where I should have moved instead of New York 10 years ago. But hey, you live and you learn. It’s like that meme says:
But yeah. I am making that move. Taking that leap. I quit my job at the New York Post recently and I’ve just been saying my goodbyes, tying up loose ends. And I plan on visiting Memphis soon to visit family, so you know I’m serious about this.
Now, this is not going to be one of those posts where I say how sick I am of NYC and the terrible people and how much the MTA sucks and how it’s cold and wet and gray and gloomy all the time. This is not going to be one of those comparisons where LA is so much better because of the sunshine and the friendly women and the beaches and all that. No, no. I’m just letting y’all know twhat I’m doing.
And people are asking me, “Well, why are you moving out there?” And I’m moving out there because, as most of y’all know, I wanna write for film and television.
Screenwriting has been the dream for as long as I can remember. And I know I can motherfuckin’ write. And I think I’ve done well in NYC and maybe made somewhat of a name for myself.
I also feel that I’ve done all that I can do in the Big Applesauce. Like I’ve plateaued in New York. I don’t see where I can succeed any more unless I win some sort of lottery and become independently wealthy, and then I’d really be able to pursue my dreams or whatever. But that’s not reality, so i’m going out to LA.
And a lot of people are like, “Well, you know, screenwriting … They film a lot of movies and television shows in New York,” and it’s like, yeah, no shit. But Los Angeles is where the decisions are made, where the studios and the offices and producers and agents and managers and actors and other writers and the folks I need to network with — Los Angeles is where they are. That’s where the shit goes down.
And honestly, a lot of people don’t even realize this. I mean, sure, you can write “anywhere.”
Hell, if fortune smiles on me and I do become a successful screenwriter — which I will — then maybe I will pack my bags and move back to New York … SIKE.
But seriously, I feel like I have to be in the thick of things, and Los Angeles is where it’s all happening. That’s why I’m going out there.
It’s been quite the journey. And I will share my journey with you all. I haven’t been posting in a while just because I’m trying to get things done and it really has all been a shitshow. Don’t worry, I’ll fill y’all in on some of my misadventures.
But yeah, it’s really happening y’all.
It’s really happening.