The Creative Urge Thing
So yesterday on Facebook I made the joke that my creative urge had seen its shadow, and retreated into its cave for six more weeks.
I hope it's a joke.
But my writing has stalled. I put aside the rewrite of my violent thriller in late December to focus on brainstorming my take pitch. The pitch was three weeks ago, and since then I haven't really written a word.
Oh, I've thought about stuff. I've jotted down a few notes, many on a new comedy idea that my brain has been wrestling with, trying to figure out the best characters to make the story work (mainly, the question of whether the lead should be male or female, and why).
I printed out a rough draft of my violent thing, so that I could curl up with it and make the changes I've been pondering to focus it more and make it more of a story.
And I was going to do the curl up thing yesterday... and then I didn't.
Because I had paying work to do, and the wife was home sick from work, and my day was short because of my screenwriting group and a meeting beforehand.
And so there was no time to indulge the creative urge. And it felt ignored, and went back to its cave.
I guess I was the shadow.
But I'm feeling like this is the year I have to write something sellable, and be a lot more productive than I ultimately was last year, when my productivity was maybe a C-.
There's the violent thing to polish up, and as much as I hate the dark reputation it has given me in script group, it might be commercial.
Then I have two comedy ideas I have been wrestling with, one of which I did 40 pages of last year but which needs a minor main character reboot, the other the new thing.
I need to get the stuff I've written out there more. I need to network. I need to write.
I need to get my creative urge out of its cave.
Depressive rant over.
TAKEN make $24.7 million over the weekend. Pretty impressive, considering.
THE UNINVITED did $10.3 million. NEW IN TOWN stumbled in with only $6.7 million.
THE PINK PANTHER 2 looks like it is going to be an atrocity.