I spent the last four days working on my script about my brother.
The writing was done with sober determination, head’s down, with my friend Mike.
I’m about half way through the script (it’s a feature length film).
Mike and I played in a band together, and we have a lot of creative history together.
It’s difficult for me to steal time away from work for personal projects, but I keep reminding myself that time is slipping by and I need to make the most of every moment.
Ironically, or perhaps in perfect complementary fashion, Mike is writing a script about a predicament we have both found ourselves in.
Which is this:
You’ve had a creative aspiration all of your life.
But life has distracted you.
Maybe you are married with kids, or you are single and you work too much.
In either case, many years go by during which you are tired and too often choose not to steal moments to paint, write, or create. Instead, you drink wine or watch TV.
And then one day you wake up and realize your window of youthful opportunity is nearly shut.
It is a wakeup call.
What will you do?
That is the premise of Mike’s film.
Mike’s film is called, “Driven”.
It is the story of a guy who works at the YMCA.
I can’t tell you anything other than that.
Mike doesn’t want his idea swiped.