That’s an oxymoron, right?
Anyway, *someone* called me out on not posting as of late, so here’s a quick post about how I have nothing awesome to post about.
I’ve been apartment and job hunting hard core the past week. I mean, I’ve been job hunting like whoa for, like, over a year, but the apartment hunt is in full force. I troll Craigslist for about an hour each night and email the ads that don’t seem sketchy/fit my needs. I heard back from someone this morning, but it likely won’t work out… but, it’s nice to at least hear back from someone! It makes me feel slightly better knowing that someone acknowledged my email and took the time to respond.
I’m still working on my script (after I apartment hunt, I try to write…). I’m on page 115, but the ending is just not there yet. For the past week, I’ve been editing and adding in some scenes. It’s funny to me how much this isn’t going how I planned in my outline. I want to say that’s for the better. I know it still needs a lot of work, but there are a few bits here and there that I am really proud of. I am my own worst critic when it comes to anything I write, so me feeling good about some stuff is a huge step in the right direction.
My favorite professor in college always told us to “write what you know.” I know that’s not an original quote from him, but it still meant a lot coming from him. Does that make sense? What I took away from that is that what you write should come from a place of honesty. It might be greatly exaggerated, but there is a kernel of truth in there somewhere.
As I’m typing my script, I’ve lifted a few things from my own life. A scene near the opening of the film is based off of something that happened to me, but then I grossly exaggerated the aftermath like whoa. Another scene has dialogue lifted from a conversation I remember having with someone in one of my film classes. Yet another scene is based off of a dream I had a few weeks ago. It’s funny when and where inspiration hits. I’ve had a few shower epiphanies. I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from music. One of my characters is a musician who does a few covers and they are of songs whose lyrics hold special places in my heart. I know this script will likely never see the light of day, but it’s nice to be writing like this again. This is definitely the longest thing I’ve ever written, and to think it’s an original script just boggles my mind. So, I am proud of myself for working on this.
I’m going to get back to editing. I’m hoping the ending will just come to me, and hopefully sometime soon. In the meantime, I’ll fine-tune some stuff, as well as add in a montage I’ve been trying to coordinate for a while.
Have a good one