This post is more for me, but I hope that you get something out of it as well.
I keep casual track of visitors to my blogs, and even though I haven't added anything to them in quite some time there are a few posts that still attract attention. Blog burnout after six years of posting is what initially pulled me away. When I wanted to start up again I suddenly didn't know what to say. Like taking a breather in the middle of a long hike, you feel rested and so get up to go again, but the wheels are even slower than before.
Moving Picture Stories
This winter my screenwriting train derailed and I'd been struggling to get it back on track. I was climbing my way to new heights with regards to my career when everything fell apart. I started questioning my ability, naturally, but also feared that because I'm no longer a twenty, or even thirty-something, whether I belonged in the game anymore.
Every time I watch a film I really love I answer my own question. I can't walk away from writing.
Without an assignment, though, it's back to writing specs. Currently I'm in the middle of too many stories. I've outlined every crazy two-in-the-morning idea just to see if this one is "it."
This post is meant to help me answer which of the current stories I've been working on I should stick to. The trick is to remind myself what I like in a story, and then apply that to my notebook and see which idea best fits the bill. Make sense?
Hope you get something from this post as well. At least consider checking out one or two of the films I've mentioned if you haven't seen them -- A good story holds up much better than a great special effect.