Brainstorming….

So, I’m working on this screenplay.  I think its this really great idea. Something I haven’t seen on screen and would make a funny flick.  It’s about this group of old video game characters who discover the internet and go on a journey of exploration and self-awareness.  They find that their old boring games have been replaced by colossal worlds and adventures.  THEN!  I get this call and someone tells me to watch this trailer on Youtube and this new movie call Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet.  I scream.  I trash my office and I throw all the pages into a waste paper basket and poor gasoline over it. I take the bottle of Jack Daniels off the bar and take a massive swig and wipe my face.  As tears stroll down my cheeks and I hold a lit match, I know I’m no good.  I’m a hack.  I can’t make it in this business.   Then I realized.  If I can think it.  And someone actually made it happen.  Then, I’m as good as that person right?

Now, the above is mostly exaggerated.  I wasn’t really working on a Wreck-it Ralph copycat.   Yet, the project I’m working on now via collaboration sometimes feels like been there done that.  Then, I realize that its completely original and I think it’s a story that should be told. The moral of the story:  don’t get frustrated. Always be confident. And most importantly: don’t give up! Finish it. Just get the story on the page.  You can always revise later.  And lastly, you may be surprised by the results.

As the weekend begins, I will make sure I keep writing. And although I want to start showing it to everyone, I want to be a bit further along than I am before I do that.  So please be patient.  Stuff is coming…I promise!

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