“My psychological state when I start a screenplay is always the same it’s a mix of fear, anxiety, and insecurity.”
– Akiva Goldsman, Oscar winner( A Beautiful mind)
I truly understand this quote, I have these same feelings when I sit down to write my screenplays. There’s the feelings of what if this is not good enough ? or what if I’m not a good writer? or what will people think of my work ?will the laugh at me ?or try to break me down? I often ask myself why out of all the careers in the film industry to be passionate about, I choose screenwriting. It seems like the hardest thing to do, to sit at a computer, staring at a blank page. No wonder anxiety is one of those feelings. But when a idea pops Into my head and I get to create a whole world and movie from just an idea is a very powerful feeling. Even though there are those feelings of fear, anxiety, and insecurity of not being good enough, I also have feelings of peace, joy, and excitement, through out the whole process. And though its painful process at times, my mom always said “no pain, no gain”.
Peace, love and write.