I always see little blurbs about writing habits. Habits like getting up early to write before the day really starts or staying up late, etc. I hear stories about successful scripts being written during breaks at work and I think… WHY can’t that be me?
I’ll tell you why. The one big thing holding me back. Well, maybe more than one thing.
I don’t have a habit. I don’t have discipline. That’s what 2017’s theme for me should be. DISCIPLINE. I need to be disciplined. I need to create a habit. I need to set aside a non-negotiable time to write. Perhaps even a daily non-negotiable set of pages that must be completed before I can say, “It’s time for bed.”
I need to look at writing this script as a part-time job. I have time to write…I’m just not utilizing it. I used to work a full-time gig, a part-time gig, and work on getting my degree online. I no longer work that part-time gig. I definitely have time. Soooooooo?
Here’s to committing to getting up at 7am and not hitting snooze. Here’s to firing up the keurig while I’m starting up the laptop by 7:03am. Here’s to sitting down in the beautiful office my fiancee helped make a reality by 7:05am. Here’s to writing the first pages of my new script starting tomorrow.
2017 – The Year of Committing to Disciplined Habits (if that makes any sense!)
I’ve added a new resolution for 2017. I need to start watching movies weekly. At least two a week. I may or may not post a thorough review…but I will post, in some shape and form, of the films I watch – for better or for worst.
So far I have seen:
- Men, Women, and Children
- If I Stay
- There Will Be Blood (I’ve seen this before, made my fiance watch it)
- The Fundamentals of Caring
- Blue is the Warmest Color
If I Stay is the only one I wish I hadn’t watched. It was too predictable and impossible to really get into. There Will Be Blood is one of my all-time favorite films so no argument from me to watch it again. Men, Women, and Children was a huge surprise for me. I was not expecting to like it as much as I did…but I loved it. The Fundamentals of Caring was probably my favorite out of these 5. Paul Rudd never disappoints me and everything about the movie was what I wished I could write. I never thought I’d cry during a pee scene but I sure as hell did!
Blue is the Warmest Color. Le sigh. It was just too long. It was unnecessarily long. The truth in this film though drove directly into me. From Adele’s conflict early on with her sexuality, to exploring it and having it not click with a male…to having it realllly click with a female – it rang so true. The actress portrayed that inner struggle so beautifully that it allowed myself to recall my moments growing up and being confused before acceptance. Even though the sex scenes were highly gratuitous…they were at least real and believable and not some pure hetero-male fantasy on film.
If you have suggestions/must sees for me…please let me know! Anything on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon and I’ll add it to my list.