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 They find that their old boring games have been replaced by colossal worlds and adventures.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!