October 26, 2012
I have one screenplay finished and a second one rounding the corner. My finished script has been in "rewrites" for a while. It's time to take it to the next level, before I throw it out the window! My second screenplay is a comedy and I am having so much fun writing it that it doesn't seem like work (hmm...)
I have never sold or self-produced a script. If I could just get the gosh-darn rewrites finished, with my sanity intact, I may have a chance. This is where I get hung up and begin to morph another script out of the original, even if it doesn't need it. Then I go back to the drawing board and realize what I had--for the most part--worked.
Hmm...why do I write...? Why do I breathe? I know this sounds trite, but I guess I'm like many other writers who might say we just HAVE to write. It's a part of me that when neglected, it gets irritable and moody. Stories have always fascinated me. Building on a simple idea until it's larger than life--while laughing or crying, along the way--feeds me.
I enjoy exchanging ideas and feedback with other writers. So many times I will look at script so long (did I mention "rewrites") that I have tunnel vision. With fresh eyes looking over my script, I know I can finally relax and listen to a voice other than my own! I am also glad to do that for anyone else who is looking to improve on what they already have written.
I hope to be able to grow into a better writer, while networking with others who love to write as much as I do.
Hi, I'm Carolyn DeValcourt and I live in Grapevine--home of "construction city". I love writing stories and exchanging ideas with other writers.