Hey everyone in writer world, sorry I have been not so great at keeping up with this. I have a few other blogs as well, and you know trying to do this and submit articles, shorts, work on screenplays, tv series etc.. is a lot!
That said. I am excited that I have had a lot of great response to my screenplay. I was in a meeting last week with an A lister’s production company and this A lister is reading my script right now. I am also learning very quickly how this business works in my world. My world being the writer’s world and how it works makes no sense. One day they love you, the next they don’t know who you are. It is about writing all the time.
I was in the middle of the meeting about my screenplay and was asked, so what is next? Which, from what I told, is the highest compliment a studio/production company or anyone can give. What is next for you? What are you writing and when can we see it? Is what they want to know.
Can we, the studio, production company, plan to make money off of you? Luckily I have tons of things in development and so I know it is just a matter of time.
I recently read a blog of a young Hollywood writer and it disturbed me because this girl was telling people that the only way in is the be an assistant, while I have heard the opposite and hate anyone telling anyone that they only have one way in.
The secret to being a successful writer is just to bloody write and write well, and don’t be disheartened by all the negativity going around, because you will want to kill yourself if you do.
Everyone is NOT going to love you, that is the way it is, so I just take it like assholes, everyone has one just like their opinion. Some people like me, some people don’t, it is what it is.
The support I get from my friends is what keeps me going and the Mr. & Mrs. Negative Negativersen can just suck it, because I know this is hard. I don’t need to be reminded that I could have gotten a “real job” every day. I could have, but I chose to follow my dreams.
About 6 weeks ago I started a novel that I was going to write in a month and a friend of mine sent me a text when I was heading home from work to write and the text said, “good luck with the novel, I’m sure your gonna kill it” and that gave me just what I needed when I sat down to start my 70-80,000 word journey.
So, write and surround yourself with people that support your choice to do this. :0)