Shit, I’ve become one of those assholes.
I’ve never sold a script and I’m going to tell others what it takes to be a success.
Well here it is.
I’ve been writing screenplays for about 15 years now. You see that, I’m not a writer. I write, and would say I spend most of my time writing, but I’m not a writer.
I think I’m close though.
I’m in one of these phases.
- SHOCK & DENIAL- When you start out and surprise yourself that you actually wrote something good.
- PAIN & GUILT- You stop writing cosmetically and reach down and really put yourself into it, sharing every scar.
- ANGER & BARGAINING- Though you’re not quite there you’re angry that you know you have it in you, but are just not there yet.
- "DEPRESSION", REFLECTION, LONELINESS- After completing each script there’s a sadness that it is over. These people you have created are done playing together for a while if they ever get to play together ever again.
- THE UPWARD TURN- Not only do you think you’ve written something good others are starting to see this as well.
- RECONSTRUCTION & WORKING THROUGH- With this new confidence a support system recalculate the value of all your past work and start to tell your friends you’re a writer and not just writing things here and there.
- ACCEPTANCE & HOPE- You’re a writer.