This week's Answer:
Connie, that's an excellent
question. It seems to almost be a Zen koan (not
"cone" because then it would be a Zen cone,
which would bring to mind a Zen monk trying to eat from an
ice cream cone and there's nothing really "Zenish"
about that unless the monk was on a diet or the ice cream
wasn't a flavor he likes or he had been forbidden by the
Top Monk to not eat ice cream unless it wasn't from a cone
or had been ordered to eat ice cream from a "cone
that wasn't a cone."
So, how does this help you with your
question, Connie. Not at all, really (unless you're
willing to think of yourself as a Zen monk writing scripts
that nobody will buy).
a tree falling in a woods with no one there make a sound?
a screenwriter write scripts that nobody buys?
And I don't think that
many Zen monks have sold to Hollywood lately. But
that doesn't mean there's not a slew of them confined to
their bleak cells, who wake up hours before early morning
meditation, take out their secreted laptops and get down a
few pages of their teen horrors or psychological thrillers
or romantic comedies.
So if the monks can do
it, following their rigid schedule, knowing that they
probably won't be making a sale and:
in the morning... eat breakfast... work in the garden... write three
pages... make bread... eat lunch... do story development for the next
script... meditate in the afternoon... work in the fields... write
three more pages... eat dinner... etc...
I don't understand
why we ALL can't.