END OF THE HONEYMOON PERIOD...
It's been over two weeks since I last posted on this "weekly" blog. When I decided to document the process of making my first feature film, I had expected to hit a couple of bumps in the road, and wanted to be honest about the obstacles that came my way.
So here's the first one! I haven't wanted to look at the script since my last post, and though I forced out a few pages, I just didn't feel like I was making any progress. There comes a time in every creative project where you question the basis of what you are making. Is this idea strong enough? Will anyone want to watch the film I'm writing? Would I even want to watch this?
Sometimes life gets in the way, and I think that's okay. Sometimes your brain gets in the way too. That's also fine.
After a bit of soul searching, I feel even more committed to making this project a reality. It's a process that takes a huge amount of time and re-writing, but the more effort I put in at this stage, the better the blueprint I have to bring it to screen.
This morning I wrote almost ten pages. It flowed and seemed to fit in like clockwork. It's funny what a break can do.
I think the main thing I've learnt through this is to take small steps daily and don't forget to take a break. The world is allowed to move on without you for a few moments whilst you regather your energy. The timing is right, and you're bang on track.
I'll keep you updated