I ran into a fellow animation artist slash writer this morning while out walking my dog and he brought up an interesting point about maybe I am too spread out, like gun fire sprawling across a room in a mob film, am I am scattering myself and my writing around too much?
Hrm? It’s definitely worth thinking about. I believe that I am a bit, so it was no shocker when this was brought up, but on the other hand, I don’t want to be too limited. And, it isn’t like I have a choice in the matter because I get inspired and then I go! Then, there is no stopping me.
So the way I see it, I will get more focused soon, as has been my plan for a while now, but right now, I just have too many projects that I am interested in to stop.
I recently went to a panel at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills and one of the Emmy nominees was saying to do what you do and write everything and don’t pigeon hole yourself if you don’t want to. Maybe I’ll be one of those writers than in 10 or 20 years people will talk about me, “Stephanie is crazy, she is always doing a million things at once”, who knows, but I guess I need to think about things so my career can move in the direction I want.
That said, I want to write and I am writing, so in that respect, I am very focused, it is just what I write that is a bit scattered!