At least once a week, I hear from someone who wants to throw the whole she-bang in, and devote their entire life to screenwriting.
Do what I say. Examine this passion, this desire, for to do so is to enter into an existence of work that is 24/7. It never ends. Ever.
What does that mean? Missed birthdays. Soccer games. Holidays? What are those? No time to clean house, no time to fix meals, no time for the salon.
Your work is your life. This is all designed for a future payoff… but will that payoff happen, or are you playing a career kind of lottery?
The cost will be heavy. You have no idea how heavy.
So, next time you are thinking this thought consider this instead: Do what I say. Not what I do.
Now, go write.
HRH, Princess Scribe