Yesterday felt very productive.
I spent the afternoon with a brainstorming creative writing session with my friend and fellow actor. We whipped out three rough drafts of scripts in about two hours and, might I add, they’re pretty funny. It felt good following through on a commitment we had made to each other- to make a webseries in order to obtain our SAG eligibility. (If all goes as planned, I’ll share exactly how we did it!)
First thing’s first, which was coming up with the ideas. So, last week we met for lunch to come up with a sort of game plan. Then we set a date to actually sit down and write. After a couple cancellations, we finally met yesterday, keeping the ball rolling and not letting our project lose steam. I can’t tell you how many ideas I’ve had with friends, fellow aspiring directors/producers/actors, which disappeared as quickly as they arrived. But, that’s okay… because one day one of those millions of moments of inspiration will actually materialize. The trick is, to never stop having these ideas, to never stop creating even if your last 998 ideas withered away to die…. it’s that 999th one that just may be the hit!
Then later on that day, I spent the evening at a webseries launch/networking/charity event in West Hollywood watching the smart, witty, entertaining, feminist, funny work of my peers. This made me feel good. This day made me feel good. I felt motivated. It’s like the feeling I get after going to a really awesome art opening– all I want to do is go home and paint! It’s like I get this burst of creative energy and I just have to make something. But if I never go to an art opening or a museum or a gallery then that creative fire dims and I could go months or, dare I say it, years without making a single work of art, another great passion of mine. This is exactly why it is so important to go to screenings, film festivals, workshops, networking events… to keep that fire burning bright! This is your dream after all, let’s make it come true!