This week's Answer:
Dream is it, Anyway?
your candor, Anonymous. Since that's your name
(which is truly amazing), have you thought about starting
a 12-step meeting: DSA, Depressed Screenwriters Anonymous,
Here's a truth
that you may not like to read, but here it is, anyway:
If your dream
is to sell a screenplay, become an agent.
If you dream
is to write screenplays, write screenplays.
almost Zen-like, don't you think? Was that too
harsh? It's not meant to be. It's meant to be
clarifying. The sunshine of reality can be a little
hard on the eyes when you're just coming out of the
dark. At first. But the eyes adjust and then
the terrain can be quite lovely. And it's good to
know where the cliff ends and the quicksand begins.
never give up on your dream.
know what your dream truly is.
hope my words have both educated and inspired you,
I really must get to my DSA meeting.