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September 29, 2008

Another Fade Out

I finished my latest screenplay, the romantic comedy. I think I like it, of course I have to read it. But what I remember of it and what I've read already has a cool feel. I think it could be a really good romantic comedy spec for me.

In one year I have written four feature length scripts. A drama. An historical epic. A child's fantasy. And now a romantic comedy.

In addition, I have written a short film script, written and filmed another short film, written two specs, two childrens' plays (one a rewrite, one from scratch), and also written 258 blog posts, too. So yeah, the phrase that has haunted me for forever... "Writer's write!," does officially not haunt me at all, at least in reference to this past year. Yes for me. It's cool to be able to carve out this small balance of discipline and inspiration...

I had another writer's room session today for the web series, and then came home, hung out with darby and the kids for a bit, watched the eagles get beat by the bears, and wrote the last 15 pages of my script. So it was unfortunately not a restful Sunday, and tomorrow is a busy day, with pitching two professors and taking a playwriting class. I will be on campus from 10 am till 10 pm. Not great.

For now, I'm just going to watch some TV and rest...

But I do have to prepare my pitch, too.

Posted by jason on September 29, 2008 02:16 AM

Comments

"writers, write!" reminds me of a famous line from my show:

"God, I'm a dancer, a dancer dances..."

Sorry the eagles got beaten; drew's not happy bout that, I am sure...

Posted by: jessica on September 29, 2008 02:59 AM

"writer's write!" is the bane of my existence.

Posted by: SnakeMan on September 29, 2008 03:15 AM

The truth of the matter is that Writers Write is both true and it's not true. I think to get to the point where you have the confidence to tell the stories or get across the point in the way you should, you should be writing a lot. But at the same time, it's never EASY. I think that sometimes Writers Write can be taken to mean, "If it's hard for you, if it's a struggle, then you're probably not a writer." And that's just not the case. Sometimes it's easy. Normally it's really really difficult.

Posted by: jason on September 29, 2008 03:44 AM

hey congrats man, you cranked that one out!

Posted by: bsweber on September 29, 2008 12:08 PM

I appreciate your comments, Jase, as one who writes but also struggles with procrastination and lack of discipline. It encourages me to know that that difficulty doesn't mean I must really not be a writer. I am working on those issues, and it is slow-going sometimes...2 steps forward, 3 steps back, but I am continuing to move forward, by God's grace. I wrote a devotion yesterday (and recorded the vocal track for it, too). It was picked up and will be posted this Saturday. I wrote another one today. I will record it and send it out this evening. Baby steps, but they're going in the right direction.

Posted by: Anonymous on September 29, 2008 05:22 PM

Oops, that Anonymous post was me! I forgot to put my name and URL in before I sent it!

Posted by: kathiek on September 29, 2008 05:25 PM

"...and ravers, rave."

Partypoopers...

Posted by: Juan on September 29, 2008 06:32 PM

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