I have many passions and almost all of them involve being creative in some capacity. My favorite among them has always been screenwriting.
I’m dedicated to developing my skills as a filmmaker, editor, and blogger but screenwriting has always been my number 1 priority and for good reason. I’ve been writing screenplays for years and each page is more challenging than the one before. There’s always something new to learn. There will always be new stories to tell.
I simply can’t get enough and it goes well beyond writing screenplays. I’m a student of the craft and I’m constantly looking for ways to get better. I also spend a lot of time writing posts about screenwriting. This post has a pretty in depth section on screenwriting as a matter of fact. However…
Am I losing valuable time better spent… screenwriting?
It’s an interesting irony given the fact that I spend a lot of time writing about screenwriting instead of writing screenplays.
The one thing I’ve learned when it comes to writing about screenwriting online is that there are millions of sources that illustrate HOW to write screenplays.
I’ve purposely avoided instructional posts so I could focus on writing about WHY I write. There are so many challenges to being an amateur screenwriter. People have jobs, families and responsibilities. It’s hard to balance it all out and still be proud of the pages you produce.
But it’s supposed to be challenging.
Every writer faces different challenges on the road to success. The trick is staying committed and passionate until that wonderful day comes and you see your words on the silver screen.
Until I reach that goal, why not write about what I love as much as possible?
I dont’ see anything wrong with it.