I’ve always believed that if you love someone, it should be an everyday thing. But I kicking it up to another level on February 14th doesn’t hurt either. Cue Taylor Swift…
Yes, Taylor Swift was just mentioned on this blog.
My girlfriend is a big fan and this song just, worked when I heard it.
It got me thinking about all the screenplays I’ve written and while several had romantic elements, I had never tackled a full tilt romance. Why not? I’m in love. I have opinions and thoughts on the matter right? Why haven’t I written a romance yet?
Truthfully, the genre scares the hell out of me. How do you set yourself a part from so many wonderful stories of love, friendship, passion and beauty. It has to be unique in a world full of romance and countless films depicting the mountains and valleys of love.
I’ve been thinking about how to create an original romantic tale that I would be proud to write and honestly, I think I have. The idea came to me as a direct result of this video even though the idea really has no connection to Taylor Swift’s song at all. That didn’t stop the tune from inspiring a new screenplay.
Currently, the project is in a fairly long line of screenplays I want to write but I’m starting to get pretty excited about the idea of writing about love. It’s a theme I’ve never fully explored on the page.
But each and every day, I think about the special person in my life and how unbelievably lucky I am to have her.
And suddenly, the romantic genre doesn’t seem so scary at all.