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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Anniversary Cupcakes!

Today is a special day. It is the two year anniversary of the Rouge Wave. When I started this blog I had no idea what it would become or whether anyone would bother reading it. Today the Rouge Wave has hundreds of readers daily, an offshoot forum, guest blogs and a presence in the entertainment community.

I don't always have time to reply to every comment - I do my best - but I want to thank all those people who comment simply that they have found the Rouge Wave and they enjoy it. Those comments mean a lot to me, even if I don't reply. A whole lot. When you work hard to provide some kind of content every single day and people express gratitude for that, well, that's a nice feeling.

So thank YOU, Rouge Wavers, for coming back every day and for making this blog an enjoyable thing to write. Sometimes it's hard to find something relevant to say on a daily basis, other times subjects come up which fairly beg to be written about. In the early days of the blog, many posts were very instructional, how-to about screenwriting (action lines, theme, character arc) while these days I tend to talk about the business in more general terms.

Would Rouge Wavers like to see an adjustment of the content or are you guys pretty happy with the content over all? Consider the suggestion box open today (and honestly, every day).

For now - happy anniversary to The Rouge Wave and to Rouge Wavers. Cupcakes for everybody!!

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NYCWriter said...

Congratulations Julie!

The man in the tinfoil hat... said...

Yippee for the The Rouge Wave. Now that you're a hit, does this mean staffers will get a holiday bonus?

And speaking of the holiday, when's the new holiday theme competition screenplay start?

chaia said...

Yom Huledet Sameach! (Although I guess that's technically birthday. You know what I mean. Cupcakes for all!)

Angela said...

Congrats!! Thanks so much for everything you write here.

As for your question about adjustment of content, I honestly can't think of one thing that you should do different. You have just the right mixture of different indivdual topics while maintaining the overall continuity of them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie,
What the heart wants is what the heart gets.
Congrats on your business.

millar prescott said...


Racicot said...

Congratulations Julie - and the gang!

Your Blog is as warm as a cupcake right out of the oven.


Gerry Hayes said...

Many happy returns, Julie.
Thanks very much for all the time and effort. Don't go changing.

Theresa said...

Congratulations Amiga!! I'm diving into a pile of cupcakes in your honor right now!!

Anthony Peterson said...

Julie, congratulations and happy anniversary. Its my favorite blog and I have learned so much from it. I'm so grateful to have stumbled across it. Keep up your amazing work!

Luke Davidson said...

Congratulations Julie! I have no idea how you keep coming up with new and insightful articles every day, but I'm glad you do! I look forward to many more to come. (Not that I'm greedy at all!) :)

iamme said...

Congrats Julie for being the struggling screenwriter's lighthouse. Please continue to guide us as we look up to you for directions, inspiration, couch counselling and yeah, the cupcakes. As a personal request: please do keep the how-to articles coming. Refresher courses are always fun, don't you think so?

Dave Shepherd said...


We've butted heads a few times in the past -- all over writing matters of course -- but it's nice to find someone I can argue with about writing issues without having them resort to "But Robert Mckee said..."

A screenwriter who has their own opinions about a screenplay. Imagine that?

rachel said...

love it / need it / love it. it ain't broke - don't fix it.

although....i recently watched a craptastic show about sharks with daryl hannah and WHADDYA KNOW i recalled your post on it - and the writers reply. took me a while to find it again on trw - so maybe you could add a list of posts by title rather than just tag?

Julie Gray said...

Thank you everybody for such kind words.

@ Rachel - ahahhaha Shark Swarm!!