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    Posted: 21 Mar 2021 at 10:25pm
So, I have sort of a plot, and I have written a page and a half. 
Now I keep checking to see how many pages I have as if they will 
magically multiply, still not there.
I do wish I had something that excited me....
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At least you have pages. I've got a really solid idea and can't find my starting point with it. It's going to be a long week ahead, I think.
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Is it a bad thing that I've finished my first screenplay for NYCM? Romance is not my go to area. However, this actually came together rather quickly. Anyway, good luck to all.
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Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

So, I have sort of a plot, and I have written a page and a half. 
Now I keep checking to see how many pages I have as if they will 
magically multiply, still not there.
I do wish I had something that excited me....

Sending inspiration your way, Suave. Best of luck! 
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i find if i'm not inspired, i try and figure out why... then i create a character i like and write a film that i would want to see... and not get too stressed about the prompts!  the probably doesn't help at all... but good luck!

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At least you have sort of a plot. I have 12 pages written in invisible ink.
Does anyone else get absolute brain freeze and creativity paralysis for days on end?
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Oh man when I got my assignment did I have that sinking feeling... It was over three days before I even started writing. The thing that kept me going was the thought that if it's this hard for me, it might be this hard for other people. 

I can only do this by letting go of my natural insistence on perfection. I think most of the battle is just being OK with what you're able to produce.
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Originally posted by JustinW JustinW wrote:

Oh man when I got my assignment did I have that sinking feeling... It was over three days before I even started writing. The thing that kept me going was the thought that if it's this hard for me, it might be this hard for other people. 

I can only do this by letting go of my natural insistence on perfection. I think most of the battle is just being OK with what you're able to produce.

Haha, you have hit the nail on the head for this one. I do have 7 pages done, and 2 days 10 hours to go, so I am hopeful. Usually I am an idea person, just ran outa gas on this one.
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I've written nothing. 

NOTHING.

3 half baked ideas and none of them are vaguely comedic or romantic. 
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Originally posted by Anansi Anansi wrote:

I've written nothing. 

NOTHING.

3 half baked ideas and none of them are vaguely comedic or romantic. 

Oh no, what are your other prompts? I'm in the middle of a re-write. Lost all perspective on whether it's improving or if I'm making things worse. Eeeeep! Good luck pal
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