Friday, June 25, 2010

Don't just stand there...

I had a huge realization the other day.


Okay, so I'm a writer, right?


I Write.

Typically, when I send a screenplay out to producers after months or years of toiling on it, there are people who become interested in it. That's nice, right?


But here's the problem. It's like I'm walking down the street writing, having a nice life. then I send the thing out and after a while people stop and stare at what I wrote. I turn around and see people stopping and staring at my work. so, I stop. I the people stopping and staring.

The thing is: I stop and everything stops with me. Then I get anxious. And sometimes depressed. I get confused about what life is about. And I wonder why everything goes so slow and dear god will anything ever 'happen' with my work.

i become an unhappy kitty.

Here's where it gets good. The big AHA?

It's not my job to stop and stare at the stoppers and stare-ers. I just gotta keep doing what I do. Turns out if i just put my virtual pen to paper and start writing ANYTHING...

i'm happy as a clam. if clams are happy.

And I'm thinking they are.


  1. Well said, Lisa. So true for us creative types. An interesting paradox that after dry periods of "waiting" for work to show up, by just doing anything that gets our creative juices flowing, the work then appears. The universe wants us to create, and when we do, we are rewarded...with that phone call, with that assignment, with that paid invoice.

  2. I have a few people in mind that I MUST share this with! Thank you for the insight!

  3. lookie-lous hold up the bizness of life and creativity! Nicely done, babe....