Like most people who love movies, I am a wannabe screenwriter. Everyone thinks they have a story to tell. The hard bit is transporting the fragmented ideas into a coherent whole on paper. I have started numerous film scripts, and so far finished two. The first one was, looking back, not great but the second one has shown promise.
The dilemma is how to motivate myself to do it. I feel bad for saying that I love movies and writing them, and then saying that I need to gee myself up to do it. After all, if I loved it that much it would consume me wouldn’t it? Part of the trouble is time. I have a 9-5 job and a family to interact with. Understandably this all takes up most of my time. After I get home, see my son, have a shower and some dinner, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer again.
Another view, is there is a hint of fear and self doubt about starting a new project. Fear leads to procrastination and laziness. And I KNOW I’m guilty of that! If I can find an excuse to watch a movie rather than write one, I will. But, just think of all those amazing films I’m depriving the cinema going public of if I continue to avoid the keyboard.
Once I get started I go with the flow and it comes a lot easier. It’s the starting that is the problem. So, I am asking all people who read this to PLEASE give me some tips and motivational speak! I need a rallying cry, a call to arms, a shot of positivity.
HELP ME and I WILL reward you with great films, I promise!