I was reading about the dreams of aspiring screenwriters who want to make it big in Hollywood… as well as some money figures of what some screenplays sell for – even the ones that’s don’t get made. And to be completely honest, those figures I saw, even the so-called “modest” amounts, looked quite alright with me. But between that and reading an article about a soon-to-be-watched documentary called Dreams on Spec, I read some line about struggling to be “the next big thing.” And I thought that line… and it got me thinking-I don’t necessarily want to be the next big thing. I just want to be something. I indeed, want to be successful and content, but I don’t want the glitz and glam. I’m still going to shop at The Mart and eat at IHOP. But, perhaps, I think it all depends on your definition of success. Anyway, I was stuck on the phrase “next best thing” and jotted some lines down as I thought about it.
I just want to be something.
Not just anything, but a mix of everything.
They’ll say “He’s doin’ his thing.” I’m completely aware that being a screenwriter isn’t a profession that would make me an instant multi-millionaire (unless I’m directing, starring, etc.), but I just want to get by. Not only that, I just want to be really good at it too. So I continue my learning and studying. I haven’t been aggressive in this passion the past few days due to some other concerns (like vacation planning), but rest assured, my dream won’t be deterred. Oooh! Another hot line! [Scribbles in notebook.]