Mindy's Movie Reviews

A blog that went from discussing about the writing life to reviews of movies

What the hell!?!?!?

Just when I think I actually might be able to make it in the writing world, I read an article/blog post like this one and I completely lose hope all over again.

I love to write screenplays. They are always going to be my first of things to write. To shorten that blog post up, screenwriters are having a very hard time finding work unless they are A-list writers. The competition now just for a one step deal is crazy! (one step deals for those who don't know are when a production company buys a script but does not hire the writer to work on 2nd, 3rd etc. drafts). There are becoming more times where 11 to 13 writers have to fight for that one job anymore.

Why is this all happening? Oh thank the damn recession.

Everytime I start to go towards a goal of mine, someone or something slams the door in my face. It's annoying but I'm seriously thinking of becoming a lumberjack in order to axe down those doors. I just can't imagine when the teenagers today have to go out on their own. My age (the 20-30 year olds) are having it incredibly tough now.

Writing means everything to me and I would hate to see especially the screenwriting community suffer to the point where it ends.

2 comments:

TerryLynnJohnson July 7, 2010 at 10:19 PM  

don't even think about all that other crap - just WRITE! that's the important thing. keep writing.

Susanne Drazic July 8, 2010 at 7:24 AM  

Keep writing. Things have got to eventually turn around for the better. (I tell myself this a lot!)