Making A Movie
August 14, 2010
Schedule Your Llife
If you're a writer, and want to make a living at it, boy are you a goner! This is heavy duty stuff! It is probably better to be tortured by giant insects and raped by a rhinoceros than try to make your living as a writer!
BUT! If you are a gifted man (as I), and if you have ample vision, imagination and plans for your books and movie scripts - man, grab the pen and paper!
Write, write, write... eat, write!
First of all, you must schedule your life! I don't mean literally, your whole life, just the part of your life you designate as your writing life. You may ask WHY?
Every successful businessman knows that a schedule decides many things in your life! The schedule will help you to improve your mobility and productivity.
But, let me explain what it means to be sitting on a chair with three legs (and I'm actually sitting on one now). Writing is a sedentary job. A sedentary job implies a home job and a home job implies a distracted condition. A distracted condition implies laziness, and laziness implies isolation, and.... Just let me explain it in a simple scheme:
Sedentary job → home atmosphere → distracted condition → laziness → isolation → stagnation→ first symptoms of schizophrenia → madness → death or schizarium.
I think it’s better to die than go through all that. Now you see that without discipline you'll turn into a maggot! So, if you want to save your life…
Just make a freaking SCHEDULE!
And I'm not talking about any particular software program, no! Just open your Microsoft Word and write down all your plans. Then print it at A4 size, or better yet at A3, and nail it to the wall!
If you want to overcome sloth and weakness, set up a schedule, and after several days you will say, "Thank God for this schedule!" to yourself.