Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Time For The Percolator (Repeat Until Annoyed)

I have mucho ideas flooding my head, and am not sure which to run with. On the one hand, I really want to write this kick ass western that I've been thinking about for months. On the other, I have this really great idea for a thriller, and it would be my most accessible screenplay yet. It definitely has the mainstream appeal. Plus, I really enjoy doing the research for it. Then I have a gaggle of screenplays in purgatory, awaiting their fate. I've written at a record pace for the past few months, with 4 screenplays spewing out of me. Which means at some point I have to engage them again with the dreaded rewrites. So, I have a lot of picking and choosing to do.

Sidenote: I really wanted to write my Zombie comedy, but shelved it when I heard about Shaun Of The Dead. Maybe I'll pick it up again.

Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day. I know I had enough burgers in Fort Myers to bust a gut. And enough bug bites to cause me to consider an acid bath.


Cecil E. Rudd said...

I'm in the same boat. I have two screenplays I want to write right now and can pick which one to go forward with. I'm also rewriting one of my shorts with the hope to shoot it next year sometime.

I wish I wrote as fast as you, then maybe I wouldn't have this problem. I really liked SOTD. I would want to see something along those lines.

I'd rather have to many ideas then none at all.

Anonymous said...

I am choosing between two for my next project (still doing a rewrite on my current one) but I am laying out the research and preliminary stuff on two others

Grubber said...

One trick I was taught, or I read or heard about, years ago, was, whittle it down to two choices, then toss a coin to decide.

You will know exactly which one you want to do, just as the coin reaches the top of its arc.

Seems to work for me.