Thursday, August 30, 2007

Choosing Something to Write

I've been wasting a lot of time in front of the computer lately. See, I walk into this little so-called office of mine, turn this 7-year-old laptop on (which takes 6 to 10 minutes to fully boot Windows XP - it was designed for Windows Me), sit down in my chair, and open up Final Draft. And then... fucking nothing.

Or rather, then... play a sudoku game or two, some online spades, work on some World War II research (long story), check my bank balances, pay some bills, and generally avoid the one thing I should be doing: writing a fucking script.

In my twisted little mind, I need three complete, kick-ass, ready-to-go scripts in order to secure an agent who's worth a little more than a shit. Although I have quite a few finished (drafts, anyway), I only have two complete, kick-ass, ALMOST ready-to-go scripts. I need a third, and therein lies the fucking problem.

I don't know what to write? My first script is a military/sci-fi/thriller. Okay, fine. My second script is a spy-thriller. Okay, fine. And most of my current options for number three are all thrillers? Not fine. And even if it were, how do I differentiate it enough to justify it's worth in fucking writing?

There's a private-dick thriller. Maybe. There's a spy/military/sci-fi/thriller. Hmm... maybe not. There's a horror-thriller. Possibly. There's a coming-of-age (sort of) drama... only I suck at writing those. There's a straight-up military thriller. Ugh. Noticing a fucking pattern?

So, people (the few of you who might read this), what do I write? Give me a fucking idea.

And vote for Clint-fucking-Eastwood.


Anonymous said...

I'm thinking I'd really like to see a movie about relatives of those red-assed monkeys....who are from mars.

Just kidding.

Posted by **JEAN** on August 30, 2007 - Thursday - 7:14 PM

Anonymous said...

Why don't you try a comedy? Break the rut a little.

Posted by Geoffry on August 31, 2007 - Friday - 7:44 AM

Anonymous said...

OK...not sure why that double posted...

Posted by Geoffry on August 31, 2007 - Friday - 7:44 AM

Anonymous said...

You do satire very well. Most comedies right now are of the "Grandma's Boy" or "Knocked Up" variety. Don't get me wrong, I laughed my ass off at those, but they are rather simple. Do an intellectual comedy. Something that is more than slap stick. Everybody poo-poos those movies that go outside the normal 90 min, safe, for the most part brainless movies. But those that do get to the big screen seem to do very well. There is nothing wrong with sticking to what you know: government, military, history, sci-fi. Just use that in a different way.

Posted by Jared on September 21, 2007 - Friday - 4:27 PM

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