Over the past few years, I’ve taken a lot of online classes – ones for coding websites, ones for business development, ones for marketing and personal development, classes for screenwriting, novel writing or how to make skincare and so on. And guess what? I know a lot of things and I know how to do a lot of things. Ask anyone that knows me. I’m better than Google when it comes to random but useful information.
What I am terrible at is implementing (unless it’s for a job that pays me). If there’s something that I want to do, I do a deep dive, analyze all the options and then, only then – do I eventually move on to the next thing. Womp. Womp. This investment, then noncommitment cycle is something I find so irritating about myself. Obviously not irritating enough, since I do it over and over again, but it’s up there in irritation level along with diets. Somehow I can find all the time for the things that I have to do (+Netflix), but spend almost no time on the things that I really, really want to do. Unpack that you closet therapists!
This year, I’m trying something different. I live in a new city, so I am forced to lead a more public life, lest I become a complete hermit. In Seattle, I have my ride or dies, and guess what – they don’t care if I ever leave the house. That’s not necessarily healthy, but I’ve maintained friendships that have lasted decades. So it can’t be that unhealthy.
I’ve really been wanting to get better at screenwriting. My writing partner, Jodie and I, have been working on a television pilot that recently won a fellowship and cash prize in a scriptwriting competition. This was something that I did on a whim, but after a few months, I’ve realized that I really want to get better at it.
And hence comes the – DO THE WORK. LEARN MORE AND WRITE MORE.
In a few weeks, I’ll be taking an in-person screenwriting class at the NW Film Center. It’s been a while since I broke out the Trapper Keeper, but here goes.
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