Thursday, April 30, 2009

My 2nd Worst Quality

I care too much.
Doesn't help with the waiting none, I assure you.

My worst quality

I am HORRIBLY impatient.
I have the patience of a five year old on a grocery shopping trip with his mom that's been told when it's over he can have ice cream... and a candy bar.

The bad thing about this?
Being a semi-professional writer, there's a lot of waiting involved.
Semi-professional scripts quickly make their way to the bottom of the pile, not the top.
My other semi-professional writer friends have their own projects to worry about.
And then, let's say you have producers attached... do you know how long it takes for a script to get financed, cast, shot and edited? A long ass time, I'll tell you.

I'm thinking about my impatience today, in particular, because a pitch that was scheduled for tomorrow has been pushed to "sometime next week..."

Tom Petty said it best, "You don't have to live like a refugee." (unless you're a semi-professional writer).

Pretty sure he said something about waiting as well...