I’ve been feeling pretty down lately between the ending of a relationship and the realities of being a student at a college that is on strike. It has been hard to keep up my usual positive state.
I never realized how much even the smallest instructions from my teachers help me do what I need to do. Maybe it’s also their constant genuine encouragement that helps me get my work done. I know I’ve been struggling without them. I really didn’t think this would happen to me as I can normally write without the need of a deadline.
Truthfully, I think part of it has been the stress of a relationship that was stuck in limbo. The rest? Not having been taught how to do the things that I need to do. The internet is good, but a mentor can teach the same thing in less time because you can ask questions instead of plodding along in the dark with only a candle to light the way.
I’m finding my groove again though. Watching Beyond Stranger Things has been helping as they talk about how they go about adding little details to the scripts like an election sign or using Dig Dug as a game to thematically mirror the tunnels in the show. That has helped guide me to do similar in my treatment for a South Park episode and cut things that don’t relate to it. It will likely help me to write my feature film documents as well.
Speaking of my feature film documents, I’m going to use NaNoWriMo to do them via the NaNo Rebels method. The final script may only be 20k or so, but with the beat sheet, the treatment, and the rest I’m thinking it may be close to 50k. It’s always best to get any words down at all even if I don’t reach the goal. Because I’m doing the NaNo Rebel path, I can use anything I write in November in my word count. I’m pretty sure with all of my assignments, I can get up to 50k. Really, all I care about is getting shit done.
Well, I’m zonked and I need to get some work done later. I meant to post this on Monday, but got busy with comedy show stuff and a birthday dinner.
Guid cheerio the nou,