Over the past week or so, the idea for a new story has been slowly developing inside my head.
Even though most of my attention continues to be focused on completing other projects, that seed has been planted and I work out a few details about it when I can.
This is just the beginning of the whole process, and my work is definitely cut out for me. Like with any script, it’s going to be tough.
But I also have to admit I’m quite thrilled about it.
There’s just something about coming up with a new idea that really reinvigorates your creative process. You’re excited about the story, the potential within it and possibly even (gasp!) looking forward to writing it.
I certainly doubt I’m the only who experiences this.
As expected, there will be days I get frustrated about any number of things related to this, which is par for the course. But I’ve also been doing this for a while, so the positive days steadily continue to outnumber the negative.
As has also been my experience, some of those negative days will most likely include outside comments of a tearing-down nature. Fortunately, I’ve developed a thick skin over the years and learned to ignore the ramblings of self-proclaimed “experts”.
For now, everything is still in the early-early development stage. It took a while just to come up with a good logline, and even that will probably still need work. Now I’m just figuring out the plot points. There’s no rush, especially since I already have several other scripts that require my attentions.
I like the concept of this one, and am really looking forward to seeing how things work out with it.