Friday, May 19, 2006

But it all was bullshit...

I started working on a new feature a couple of months ago that has been kind of slow going. It's a script about the way people sacrifice themselves for relationships. While writing the script, I've been through so much emotionally that my world view has changed. I go through new emotions every day as I write new pages. So I have a feeling the script is going to end up like that song Robby sings in The Wedding Singer, where he wrote part of it when he thought he was getting married and part of it after she left him at the altar.

I started out writing fast because we were in lock down all day and I had nothing else to do. Plus, I was immersed in my own psyche at the time. But now it's going very slowly. I guess it's just easier to write when you're depressed. When I get ready to write I now have to listen to really depressing songs to get into the right mindset. I'm curious to see how it will all turn out when I've finished my schitzo writing project. It could either star a really developed character with intense, complicated emotions, or it could be a cluster fuck.


  1. Anonymous7:22 PM

    Too bad you can't really tap in to my emotions. You'd no doubt come away with plenty of source material and inspiration.

  2. Anonymous4:51 AM

    you kiss your mother with that mouth?

    Really enjoy your blog.

    Hang in there - inspiration always comes at the least expected moments - and being of two minds is a job requirement for screenwriting...


  3. Anonymous6:15 AM

    I see Greg, too, was surprised at the word choices from such a seemingly mild-manner writer/teacher. :)

    I'm with you on needing to be depressed to write. I'm working on this short story, a detective/crime fiction thing, and I can't even write it in the day time. It has to be really late at night, when I'm tried, drowsy, and depressed that it'll be another 4 months until I can move to LA.

  4. Hey, Claude, at least you're doing it. I'm now imagining you hunched over a desk by candle light listening to The Cure.

    BTW, teacher have some of the filthiest mouths of anybody. I guess it's because we have to fake such purity all day. You should hear elementary school teachers. They're the worst.


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