Typing, thinking, scaring strangers.
About one year ago I had an idea. I wanted to start a horror short with a ridiculous opening line. The seed was planted in the scary and cluttered place I like to call, my brain.
About two or three months later, I had finally been chewing over the idea enough to have actually made this little seed into a small plant. What was once a dream of a horror short now had been turned into a drama. I shamefully didn’t do anything with this now slightly chewed over idea, I might have written it on a scrap of paper, but, as with many of the scraps of paper that make it into my life, it was never to be seen again.
Fast forward about 4 months. I had occasionally been thinking of the short, and had maybe dreamt up some characters, and scenes, but apart from that, not much progress.
One night, just before I went to bed, I had a surge of motivation and decided that I had to at least write out a synopsis.
What began as a simple synopsis quickly turned into writing the plot structure out, and beginning the script. I did not sleep much that night. From that day forward I started really writing the script.
About two months had gone by, and now I was at the half point of my script, this is when I just kinda stopped. The script was put to one side, only to be picked up a month later, and not to be let go.
I wrote and wrote and wrote. Mostly on the train, which meant that I would sometimes catch myself making strange faces whilst writing. I tend to visualise what I am writing for myself. This sometimes means intense eye contact with the stranger sitting opposite you and then typing on. This could cause some confusion, to say the least.
When I was finally able to type the words “The end.” It was like a weight came of my shoulders. The weight quickly came back once I realised that there is still a hole short to make, but I felt, and still feel confident that I can make this a thing.
I thought I might try and document making this short, seeming it is one of my first, and it’s terrifyingly exciting. Updates, probably not as long as this one, will hopefully follow.
Till next time,