Philosophy, metaphysics and existentialism aren’t really my thing, but I suppose you could say I’m feeling very “zen” these days.
Part of it is stems from completing the last-polish-before-contests of my western. It definitely reads better, and I’m extremely happy with the results.
Working on this rewrite also renewed my sense of “don’t hold back”. It was exhilarating to write material that felt so alive and vibrant. I am fully confident this will continue with each draft of each of my scripts from this point on.
For some reason, this may also tie directly into a majority of my anxiety and stress and self-imposed pressure simply disappearing, or at least being drastically reduced. Seriously. Maybe it’s from just accepting that success will happen when it happens, and that beating myself up until it does is just counter-productive. I suspect there will be times when I’ll still get a little down, but expect it to occur on a less regular basis and definitely not as severe.
Big things of a positive nature are ahead, chums. I will do my best to maintain this blissful sensation while I keep working toward reaching that inevitable goal.
Which I do expect to happen. Preferably sooner than later, but either way I’ll get there.
**Editor’s note – this is my 700th post. While the ideal subject matter would have been “I sold a script!” or at least along those lines, I’m quite content with it covering the topic it does.
I hope you’ve enjoyed being part of this for the previous 699 posts over the past 7 years, and that you’ll keep coming back for more.
Thanks for reading!
2 thoughts on “So this is what inner peace feels like”
I commented earlier about both of us attempting to sell westerns. I have other scripts & you nailed it about getting very “Zen” I am a hyper former New Yorker living in the placid Rocky Mtns.& although I lived for a year in the Far East & study Haiku & Zen, I have only recently begun to work at achieving Satori. Let’s hope it works for both of us & , yes, success will come to us & congratulations on 700 posts & the Zen garden photo is beautiful. I have a small tin by my computer that contains sand & a single stone. I even have a miniature rake to make the lines. Namaste!.
Would love to take a look at your western. Open to an exchange?