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How Long Does Success Take? About 24 Years

Someone (a published author/instructor) told me once when I read a story I wrote in front of an audience -who then stood up and cheered -to take it in, celebrate each and every success, for they are few and far between. I did. I do. And they are.

Right now is an exciting time. One full of promise and that serves as great encouragement for those of us who strive to make it, whatever ‘make it’ or ‘success’ means to you; published author, screenwriter, or director like my brother Clark Kohanek who does it all.

We’re in LA, where he’s just had meetings with  studio executives who are interested in one of his screenplays. FINGERS ARE CROSSED!

Regardless of what happens there, it’s a success, a major hurdle overcome, just to have a ‘lot pass’ to get onto the lot, have an appointment and talk about your work with decision makers, is every screenwriter’s dream. Clark is living it this week. It’s a lot of work, and there’s a lot of work to be done, and the possibility that it could not work out, looms, but for now, this is huge. This is a success.

Clark at FOX2 (2)

The new offices are in the Die Hard building behind Darth and Luke.

The point;

keep working on that novel or screenplay, it may become

something someday. When asked, Clark says it only takes about 24 years.

Clark in front of Vintage - 1930's- office at FOX

Clark in front of Vintage – 1930’s- office at FOX

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5 comments on “How Long Does Success Take? About 24 Years

  1. Chubby Chatterbox
    May 10, 2013

    Give Clark my sincere congratulations for getting this far. Quite an accomplishment.

  2. pam
    May 9, 2013

    Good luck to Clark! We see it comes with much work.

  3. jes
    May 9, 2013

    Go Clark, Go!

  4. Mindy
    May 9, 2013

    Thanks Deevra, and no worries – sadly, I’m one of those big sisters who is soooo proud of my little bro, there’s no shutting me up.

  5. Deevra Norling
    May 9, 2013

    Wow! Very exciting Mindy! I really hope it comes through for your brother! Just reading this gave me butterflies in my stomach because it is an amazing feeling when we take one step closer to reaching our dreams! Keep us posted. 😉

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