Thursday, September 29, 2005

On this day...

26 years ago I was born. On this day, 26 years after that, I Blog. At the age of 26 the Voice of Unicron in Transformers: The Movie wrote Citizen Kane. In other words, this is my year! One of the screenplays I'm working on will be the next Citizen Kane! What I mean by that is, it will be a commercial failure, but regarded by many as the best film ever made. Now all I have to do is find the exact one, then write it. But first, I have to celebrate my birthday.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Writer's Laz and Writer's ADD.

I've never experienced writers block, but I do have Writer's Laz and Writer's ADD. You might call them something else, but being as this is a post on my blog, that is what they will be called. A while back I had the fortune to see one of my favorite "film makers", Kevin Smith in his hometown of Red Bank, NJ. If you don't know, he does this question and answer thing for his fans. These could last anywhere from 2 hours to the 7 hour marathon I witnessed. One of the questions asked was, "Do you believe in writer block and or do you have/get it?" Kevin Smith's answer to the question was, "I never get writers block, I kind of get writer's laz. I don't really get blocked, I just get lazy." I have writer's "laz" on top of a case of writer's ADD. My problem is I'm just lazy. Sometimes I don't want to do anything but sleep. The worst part about it is, sometimes I'll have Writer's laz all day long and right when I decide I'm going to go write, I sit down in front of my computer, write one sentence and then fall asleep. As I have yet to find a way to write while I'm sleep this usually doesn’t do my projects any good.

My case of Writer's ADD also keeps me from doing any writing. Most people call it procrastination. I don't because while it could be that, I have better ways of procrastinating then thinking about which project I will do next, which is what I do. One of my biggest problems is knowing which project to pick next. I have a bunch of new ideas and want to pick the right one so when I'm done with it, it would have been well worth it. I don't want to start something and lose interest in it because in the back of my head I have that other project that might be better then the one I'm working on.

As it stands, I have a short that I just did a polish on that needs another re-write. My next project will be a feature in the thriller genre. I hope to have the first draft done before summer, and it should take that long because of the Writer’s Laz and ADD.