I’m starting a new script for a client and I’m stuck! This happens frequently. So what do I do…I do laundry. I walk the dog. I pet the cat. I call my daughters. I check email. I surf the web looking for interesting news….none of which help!
How do I unblock? Using plain old-fashioned discipline and a good “talking to.”
Why does any creative person get stuck? Well, I’m no psychiatrist, but I would imagine it is because we love what we do so much that it would probably be nice if other people loved it as well. Call it a creative lack of self-esteem.
No matter how many times I create something for a client, whether it be a movie, a television show, a script, photographs, etc., I always have that moment when I’m standing on the diving board wondering if I can really do it.
First of all. We are good at this, you and I. We don’t need anybody else’s approval!
They’ve hired us because we are good at it, so what are we waiting for?
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE what I do! (You do too? Cool…I thought so.)
The client sure can’t do it any better or they wouldn’t have hired us. And since we love this, the sooner we get started the better.
So…here we are. Another script to write. Pen (well, keyboard) in hand. Poised. Stuck? No. Just push down and start. That’s it. Just start. Take a deep breath and be thankful for your gifts. Rejoice in those first few keystrokes.
Let the creativity flow through you to the world. It’s very rewarding.
Thanks for listening in. Enjoy your life! Last one in the water is a rotten egg!