First I have to say Ė taking up the challenge was SUCH a great decision.
Coming into this, I wanted to take a step up. I wanted to challenge myself and write a solid first draft in an extremely short amount of time. Scary, considering that Iím a perfectionist and I go back to edit and rewrite while I write Ė which would usually result in taking more time to finish a first draft. Duh.
But I wanted to prove to myself that I can pull this off. I wanted to prove that I can work as a professional writer. So I trusted my time management abilities and the fact that I never allow myself to miss deadlines Ė and jumped in.
And Iím doing it! I havenít missed a single deadline, even surprising myself! Iím now at page 81, Iím supposed to finish right on time. In a way, everything Iíve learned in the past 5-6 years writing screenplays comes down to this challenge.
The biggest surprise, however, was the fact that the tight deadlines Iíve set for myself (two deadlines per day) donít even feel tight. At all. I feel like I have more time than ever lol. Isnít that weird?! As a result, though, I feel happier. Iím proud of myselfÖ And now Iím starting to feel like a walking clichť. But seriously.
All in all, this experience has been healthy and satisfying as hell. Knowing myself, Iím not sure I wouldíve pulled it off without any prior experience Ė so kudos to all the first-timers who are still in this, especially my fellow perfectionists, even if you donít make it to the deadline. I know how hard it can be.
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