My Screenwriting III class starts tonight for me (I missed the REAL first class last week due to work related travel), and they want me to start a brand new screenplay for it.¬†¬† Let’s see… I have the “competition screenplay” that I worked on with two friends that I still want to rewrite, the screenplay I started for SW I, and the one I worked on for Script Frenzy last year and started refining in my SW II class.¬† Now with this new one I’ll have four active screenplays rattling around in my noggin.
Apparently each level of this SW curriculum¬† wants to start with a clean sheet of paper.¬† I get that from the standpoint of refining technique at script creation, which is a tricky process all by itself, but I think I’ve reached my brain limit.¬† I’ve taken the goal with my writing group to get Rev 2 of one of the screenplays done by end of March, which will be a nice feeling.¬† At least then the screenplays won’t all be at the same development stage.
Anyway, this is mostly idle grumbling as I do love writing and am getting much better at the screenplay style as these classes wind on.¬†¬† It’s all good.
Appropriately enough, this was my quote for the day:
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time… The wait is simply too long.
– Leonard Bernstein
Maybe that’s what I’m missing…an approach or a class to help me avoid that perspiration that comes before inspiration.
I’ve always wanted to do a screenplay…picture this: A musical porn. Just think of the possibilities. Of course it could be done tastefully, more like a mock-o-porn musical. The pizza delivery man comes to the door, rings, then as the stay-at-home mom (who is dusting in a French maid outfit) answers, as he breaks into mouth-watering song. (There is pepperoni involved after all.)
Let me know how it goes! And yeah…I was referring to the new job!!!! Realization: Corps are corps, whether it’s chips or shoes.
Heh…want to talk to you about a certain matter of publishing a book. I haven’t given up the dream. Talk soon.