It’s been a long time, I know but life happens. I am back with a lot more of everything, content and videos.
It seem like this past week, yes the week, I have had a block and I couldn’t think of anything to write. I tried writing prompt, reading, movies, working out, everything but I just could not think of anything to write. I was miserable, and was kind of depressed. But it wasn’t until today in church when I got bit of inspiration, finally I have something to work with. RANDOM ALERT!! I can’t wait for Christmas
“I get to say the think that all writers must tell themselves to start writing—which is nobody has to see this thing. I can throw it away. I’m alone with it. No one has to know what an idiot I really am. And I can burn it. And if it don’t work, if it really sucks, I can pretend that it never really happened. “
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony Kushner (Lincoln, Munich) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
“Writing fiction or plays or poetry seems to me to be a very messy business. To be a writer requires an enormus tolerance for frustration, for anxiety, for self-doubt.”
– Harry Crews
“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.
On Sunday when they announced that Django Unchained won best original screenplay, I jumped up like I was going to accept the award. I think that Django was the best movie of 2012 in my opinion even though it was very bloody and violent, I love the love story that was happening in the midst of all of it. It also amazes me to think that Tarantino just came up with it, his own idea. Even though it was showing the dark past with the issue of slavery and many people were offended. This movie and with even reading the screenplay, showed me that this was what I wanted even more. How you take a simple Idea and make it into an full length movie, and then to get so many award, has to feel so amazing, I want to know that feeling and one day I will. Congratulations Quentin Tarentino, one of my Idols.