Thursday, February 02, 2012

Fading of the Cries and new inspiration

I watched the fantasy flick "Fading of the Cries" last night, courtesy of Netflix, and I was quite taken with it.  In fact, I watched it twice.  My old favorite Brad Dourif did not disappoint in his grand bizarreness.  The script and directing choices held my interest both times I viewed the film.  It inspired some thoughts in the "what if" category and I busily made notes for a future writing endeavor.  I have stopped the habit of getting a fresh batch of ideas for another writing project I have sketched out and stopping what I am doing.  I have found if I record ideas by voice or scribbling the ideas still move me down the road when I re-visit the burst of thoughts.

My renewed determination in finishing scripts reminds of the days back in the late 1970s and very early 1980s when I would spend two and three hours a night down in my basement "office" typing away.  I got so much done then because of that focus.  I got somewhere with the writing and anytime I have focused like that on anything, I have gotten somewhere with it - at least where I wanted to go with the material in terms of presenting it publicly.  I have gotten much better at tuning out or redirecting potential distractions.

I have also noticed my focus is significantly improved in the evenings when I do not have caffeine or sugary items after 11 a.m.  The difference is quite amazing actually.

The one act play is now in its second draft.  I'm beyond thrilled with it.

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