Writing and Flow

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me with two new scripts on their way to being finished, one of them a play which is super exciting because I’m getting to learn all about stage directions and what not. I just love that!  It’s so much fun!

Anyway…I am a writer. I love writing and have been enjoying this work since I really stepped into it and declared myself a writer last year.

Of course, it’s not just been, ‘OK I’m a writer’ and all easy. There have been bumps along the way. I really love writing scripts, but hate writing copy. Writing can be so easy when I get into flow. When I have no flow, not so much.

Now let’s talk about flow for a bit. What is flow? Well it’s sort of like a state where things are easy and well, they flow. Sort of like water. Water flows, it moves it doesn’t stand still. Even the most still of waters are not still. Underneath there is always something moving.

And that’s sort of what my writing trajectory has been like. Ebb and flow. Somedays it’s easier, somedays not so much. I had been working so hard at building a business online, writing books and ecourses for it, that sometimes writing was a drag. I had to make myself do it because it’s my ‘job’. Forcing myself to write things that I am so-so about just isn’t fun and back in January, I was starting to feel burnt out on writing.

What a drag that was. Then well this script writing business thing happened. It’s an interesting thing because I had never even thought about writing a script before one of my friends asked me if I wanted to write a short film script and make it into a movie.

I said, sure, why not! I’ve never written one before and since I was feeling burnt out on writing ecourses and books for my business right now I decided I’ll give it a go.

And the flood gates opened…..writing these scripts has opened me up and given me such a fire that I don’t want to stop. I want to keep writing stories and funny scenes and eventually get them produced and filmed. That my friends, is flow…..

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever experienced flow on this level before…the level where you just can’t stop and you can’t wait to get up in the morning and write write write til you fingers bleed.

So that’s what’s been going on. Of course, I’ve not given up writing ecourses and books. I’m just totally immersed and obsessed with scripts right now and I couldn’t be happier.

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