Gotta Write a Script

Before you can produce a show, you have to have a show to produce.  That starts with an idea and a script.  When it comes to writing the script – I sometimes agonize.  Yes, agonize.  There are other producers who just sit down and write and write and write.  It seems to effortlessly flow from their mind to the tips of their fingers as they furiously type out their ideas on the page.  Me, I have to walk around the desk a few times, research, think,  get a cup of coffee,  have a  snack — now it’s time for lunch.  Lunch is done, better check those emails.   Finally, after much doing and thinking and not much writing, I’ll sit down, with the clock ticking down to zero and finally write the first draft.  Funny, once I actually get to writing, it does flow.  With a first draft complete, I can easily re-write and revise until I get a script everyone likes and agrees on.

So the trick to writing, is writing.  Just write and write and write.  As bestselling author Nora Roberts says, “It’s easier to fix something you’ve written then to fix a blank page.”

Before you can produce a show, you have to have a show to produce.  That starts with an idea and a script.  When it comes to writing the script – I sometimes agonize.  Yes, agonize.  There are other producers who just sit down and write and write and write.  It seems to effortlessly flow from their mind to the tips of their fingers as they furiously type out their ideas on the page.  Me, I have to walk around the desk a few times, research, think,  get a cup of coffee,  have a  snack — now it’s time for lunch.  Lunch is done, better check those emails.   Finally, after much doing and thinking and not much writing, I’ll sit down, with the clock ticking down to zero and finally write the first draft.  Funny, once I actually get to writing, it does flow.  With a first draft complete, I can easily re-write and revise until I get a script everyone likes and agrees on.

So the trick to writing, is writing.  Just write and write and write.  As bestselling author Nora Roberts says, “It’s easier to fix something you’ve written than to fix a blank page.”