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Writing (Cont'd)

September 11, 2010

I’m just writing, man.  It’s the only way out.  I say that partly in jest, but on the other hand, I’m like…no, it kind of is.

The brother that wrote “Brooklyn’s Finest,” he worked for the MTA.  That’s all I’m saying.  And that movie got made.  With A-list folks.  Now is that a rarity?  Sure.  Did he have some sort of industry connections?  Of course he did.  Certainly.  If not, when he began, then definitely at some point in time.

I just keep that in the back of my head.

I figure…

Material + Uber-Schmoozing + Time + Persistence + Patience = Success.

Whether by doing your own stuff or by selling the stuff that you’ve written, I feel like if you continue to make work, eventually the work will give you work.  You kind of have to believe that, otherwise you’re just working your day job.

— Pt. 2 —

When do you wrap up a “draft” on a feature script?

When is it “done?”

Is it ever really “done?”

I feel like if you’ve like what you’ve written, you’ve got to push it, see if it can float and really just move on to the next thing until you’ve built up a body of work.  Makes sense, right?

Someone you’re talking about the pieces you’re working on hears your pitch and asks, “what else you got?” and you’re just sitting there floundering for a response…that’s not a good look.

I don’t know…I wonder what people think.

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