That’s what I’ve been telling myself over the last couple of weeks… But the part of my brain that needs to work on it has been on a work-to-rule.
I have a play script that a director has asked me to re-work as a feature. Great. I mapped out key beats and realised that there was some bits to add as the play wasn’t 100% done anyway. This should be a breeze. But life and other bits have got in the way. Plus the fact that my subconscious has been feverishly working away on other tasks and schemes that I can get involved in to stop me from getting the work done.
I’m angry with myself, my better half would suggest that this is just laziness – she’s probably right. But it’s not that I don’t want to do it – it’s that I need to be in a particular frame of mind to maximise what I can do with the work. I feel it has the potential to be a good film, but – likely – I’m nervous about making that first incision.
So, the plan… Set a bit of time aside. Maybe an hour and begin. One hour only and then schedule time after that daily and stick to it… That’s the bargain.