I think art and science are always evolving and changing our perspectives as new things are being discovered every day. (If you question my point I recommend you go do an internet search for CRISPR-Cas 9 or the word, Mulitverse.)
If I am always learning something new my brain feeds off the energy – and I think the experiences influence me to seek a happier life.
I also think you have to feel pain and joy to fully understand your emotional journey. If you remain numb to the world, or, don’t listen and consider another point of view, I think you’re cheating yourself. (I learned those tricks as I got and hope to get – older.)
I’ve had many other humans tell me they enjoyed my novel, 5th&Hope. And I’ve had the same humans express to me that the story would be a great movie. (I didn’t take the movie idea seriously as it is a totally different art form and it takes a mountain of money to create the art form.)
Fast forward several years, I had friend call me from – as the phrase – from out of nowhere – to express that she really enjoyed 5th&Hope – and, it would be a great movie. Hmm?
At the same time period I happened to watch a documentary created by Henry Louis Gates – The Black Church. It’s well worth your time to watch it.
I will share this – it caused me to change my perspective from what I learned, and then it influenced me to change my art.
And I experienced the death of my own mother. (In 5th&Hope I rubbed out mom as a setup for the story.) And I also got quite sick from the ‘you know who’ and had some time to think about my life.
The first time I wrote a screenplay it was more of a ‘cut & paste’ journey. It was boring.
This time the experience was quite different – I became emotionally connected to the story. And I guess my inner ’do-gooder’ bloomed a bit. MAYBE some day you’ll get to experience what I mean.
I need the correct set of eyeballs to read this screenplay.
Keep trying new things because – you never know what might happen.
I thought it might be interesting to share the top cover and first page. And WGA registration certificate. I’ll eventually get a similar registration certificate back from the United States Copyright Office. And I’m using my legal name for all of this experience.
Wish me good luck?