Monday, September 27, 2010

GKN Weekly Update 9/27/10

And a good morning to you on this chilly, damp Monday! Quite a change from the upper 80's weather we had just a few days ago. Ah, September, the month that just can't make up its damn mind!

I just watched an interesting video on Boing Boing.net, my morning coffee. Check it out...

Where Good Ideas Come From

I'm a huge proponent of creative thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship so this video intrigued me. My real motivation for watching it is that I haven't worked on my Project TERRA screenplay in months and I was seeking inspiration. I'm not exactly sure why I haven't written in so long. I know what comes next in the story and I have my notes prepared & everything. I just haven't taken the plunge. What's worse is that I'm in the home stretch. Plot Point Two is done and the main characters are streaking towards the climax of the story. Maybe I don't want to finish it. Maybe I'm scared that my partners at 3ative Productions will think it sucks and I'll have to start over. I don't know. Anyway, maybe just talking about here it will get me off the couch, so to speak.

TIP OF THE WEEK: I read over that paragraph I just wrote and boy, am I a whiny little girl! Don't you hate it when you get caught up in your head for no good reason when the solution is so simple? As Bo Jackson would say, JUST DO IT. If you're afraid to write, just write. It doesn't matter if the writing sucks, just get over the fear of the action by taking the action. Easier said than done, of course, but it is so liberating when you finally take the plunge, then you laugh at yourself for being such a dingus!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Chance favors the connected mind. Steven Johnson

From Tom Dheere's apartment, this is Tom Dheere, GKN News...

6 comments:

Josey said...

Hi, Tom! One day many years ago when I was having trouble motivating myself to write, someone made this suggestion: Convince yourself that you only have to sit down and write for FIVE MINUTES. Five minutes seems manageable, right? (I was amazed when my five minutes quickly evolved into several hours.) Hope that helps you, too--good luck! Josey :)

Tom said...

Thanks for the insight, Josey! BTW I just checked out your video reel. Impressive stuff!

Shari, aka Sense Savvy said...

Hi Tom,
Just knowing that other people care about what I had to say has always kept me writing. I can tell that a lot of people, including myself, care about what you have to say, so get moving already!

Tom said...

Thanks for that, Shari. The good news is that I just wrote a page and a half of my screenplay. Thanks for the encouragement!

Josey said...

Belated thanks, Tom!

Gauche said...

Stop insulting girls....