- Sunday 23rd June 2013, 3:41pm
- London, England
- 1 posts
Alright guys, I've been a member here for a while I think but only making my first post now.
Been writing for a few years now, got a bit of progress with the BBC and had some encouraging feedback etc but lately I'm finding my discipline and desire to put pen to paper is beginning to wane, it's not a writer's block so much as writer's ambivalence, does anyone else get this?
I'm hoping that this is just a phase and it will pass and I can go back to being the anxiety ridden creature I was just a few short happy months ago, scribbling notes at 3am and sacrificing any semblance of a personal life to sit at my computer for 8 hours on a summer Saturday.
I think it's because the last time I was overwhelmed by the need for immediate progress on something, I tried really hard to get somewhere with a short film script that I've had for about a year or so which I've had read before at the LCW that went really well.
After a few days of verging on panic I got in touch with these guys at a production company who said they'd be up for making it and would let me direct and all sorts of other good stuff that proper made me chuffed, I then used that to comfort myself as a definitive sign of progress.
But as that waned and I've had a handful of very ambivalent emails from the guys pushing back a potential meeting (which I know will only be a meeting to discuss having a meeting) to at least next month, my patience is thinning and with that, my desire to write.
Anyone else have trouble with this sort of thing? Just losing interest in stuff, does it come back?
I've never been one for 'writing 1000 words a day' or any of that sort of firm discipline as I think you end up in a guilt cycle doing that, writing 1200 words of tripe after missing 3 days and using that as justification not to do any more for another 3 days but I'm going to try and start doing one productive thing with my writing a day whether it's posting on here or reading one of my other scripts or finding competitions to enter, all that good stuff.
Who can help me out?