I called it quits with daily journals awhile back ago. But my friend Ruben reminded me how important such journals are. I knew that people read them, but I didn’t think anyone was truly inspired by them. It’s not that I believed my writing was horrid or anything. I just didn’t think they carried much significance past my own little realm. So, with much thought, I figured I’d start writing journals again. I won’t number them because there might be days where I don’t write any. I hope to gain something that I had lost somewhere along the way. But in the mean time, I hope I inspire some of you.
Topic: Why do you write?
I write because it makes me happy; it brings me clarity. There is a peace of mind that comes from writing as well. I can write and essay and feel as though my thoughts are focused. I can scribble a poem and feel as though my mind has met something entirely abstract but nonetheless exciting. Writing is a way of being for me. To write is to breathe, and to breathe is to be able to write. I love to write screenplays if an idea comes to mind, and I like to write poems whenever inspiration strikes. Sometimes I have to force myself to wrire, but sometimes I have to force myself to stop. Today is one of those days.
Action, heading, character, dialogue. Interior or exterior, location, and objects used. These things hardy bother me when I’m trying to write a screenplay. What really truly bothers me is trying to make my new idea into something feasible. My last screenplay required a fake car accident and a huge mural. And I mean huge.
Deep down in my bones, I know that screenplay would have been amazing. I can feel it But I have to take reality into account, and that breaks apart a solid amount of my screenplay ideas.
But writing screenplays is my thing; I can sit down any day with a pen in one hand and a notebook in the other, and simply write down screenplay ideas. Romance, thriller, non-fiction? You got it; I’m you’re girl. And Olivia is the one who is great with bouncing ideas around with. Pedro was pretty cinematic as well. He knew how to set up a good image, and how to get the right angles.
And then there’s editing. I loathe editing if it requires a lot of audio. That’s practically every video though. I was hoping this summer would be the summer of making videos, but maybe it won’t be. I need to shell out some easy-to-film screenplays and fast. I just need a burst of inspiration.