A writer writes – always. At least, that’s what he tells himself ;-).
For a screenwriting class last semester my final project was the first 20 pages of a feature-length script. I completed those 20 pages in a couple of weeks. Since that time though, roughly four months later, I’ve only tacked on an additional 23 pages. Something doesn’t quite add up there, does it? I had a mighty busy summer, but now I have all of the time in the world. Even still, it’s somewhat difficult to be creative with so much free time, however odd that sounds. When it all comes down to it, though, there is no real excuse – I just have to do it.
In light of that, I’m giving myself a deadline, and I’m making it public because I know certain folks who will hopefully hold me to it. I’m aiming to have my first draft done by the end of October. I know a certain someone who has been very eager to read this first draft, and it should make a nice (and cheap) birthday present for him ;-). I’m a big boy, so there isn’t any real punishment if I don’t succeed, but as a big boy I’ve set a goal for myself and that’s all the motivation necessary.
Here’s to hoping I make it :-).