Back when I thought “being a writer” meant only writing novels, there was a sense of confusion as to why I wanted to tell a story but not through publishing a book. Now years later I have discovered what it was that I was searching for, screen writing/script writing. With a love for character creation and collaboration with new people my passion was clear. As you can tell by my poor sentence structure and lack of strong vocabulary, I have many years to go. Aside from looking through all different aspects of writing, I really am oblivious as to what it is that sparked my interest In Screenwriting, the commitment, low starter salary, and probability of work being turned into something that doesn’t even look like mine, sure did not help any.
A few weeks ago I went to this career fair where I talked with a whole variety of people who worked in different fields and the person who really got me excited about my future was the women who worked in the arts, she told me that “As crazy as it is to make it in this world, if you want something bad enough you will find a way to do it”
Takeaway for this week: Every path has its puddles, step to the side and move on
I can say is it has been a pretty stressful couple of weeks. Soon I will be going to job interviews and travelling for a few weeks to do some training. It is a lot to think about, but its exciting at the same time. Within a month or so I will be moving out of my second year of high school. Time has just flown on by. So where does this leave me and my writing? Well I am learning more literary terms and discovery new and creative ways to write more effectively and to provide more enjoyable entertainment.
Anyways, now to what I actually want to talk about. I make mistake after mistake day to day and I find myself continuously criticizing everything I do wrong as opposed to embracing the few things I do right. After finding my faith in religion and going to church, I have learned so much about how to cope with these things, even without out them applying to god. One of them is to give into the fear, nervousness, problem, whatever it might be; just give into it for five whole seconds then breathe and think of the situation as a book. The struggle happening on the page of the book will go away once you turn it, it may take a few of them but it will pass. Second, think about what you would do if you could do it all over again, then find a point where you can accept what has happened and use that to help you decide on how to move forward with a more positive outlook. Does that make sense?
I think it would only be fitting to end with this quote for the week I have had.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.