Thursday 14 January 2010
Conversation With Myself
I am a good idea. I'm funny & interesting, I'm a great story.
Hmm, NO. There's no way to make it work.
I am on the page now, look. Page 1, the beginning of me.
This isn't going anywhere. It's leading nowhere. No-one will like it.
Hold on - why do you get a bigger say than me? Why are you taking it so seriously? It's just a screenplay, it's not terminal.
Um, what-- because, it is serious!
You seem to be getting smaller. Why are you taking me so seriously? I'm just a good idea.
Because, uh-- what? No, listen to me - you are not a good idea! I am protecting you from failure! I am protecting you from making a fool of yourself!
I am more likely to be less of a failure if I actually get heard. All my brothers and sisters are laying there dead, most of them are only 9 pages. If they were 120 pages, maybe they wouldn't be such failures.
Okay, just write, but be careful. I'm worried about you.
I'm just an idea, I'm just a screenplay. I'll be fine. You need to stop treating things like they are as important and as terrifying as genocide.