For the past several months, I had a lot of difficulty getting myself to sit down and write. A big part of that was dealing with the rejection after attending conferences where you can pitch your TV Show ideas.
But I’m happy to report that I recently got over myself and started writing again, encouraging myself by remembering that no one else cares. Essentially, I’m pretty sure the people who didn’t like The Gay Adventures most likely forgot me (and my project) five seconds after reading it.
I remember them, of course…but they’re not welcome to be a part of my writing process. That’s for me, thanks.
Here’s an Excerpt from Episode Two, which I’m writing now:
EXT. PIRATE SHIP DECK – DAY
Hook and Smee stand together by the railing. Hook holds a battered pistol with gold detailing.
HOOK: …and if Peter still refuses to take me seriously, that’s when I fire the warning shot.
Hook aims, then hesitates.
SMEE: Go ahead, Captain, I’m right here.
Hook misunderstands, and aims the pistol at Smee.
SMEE: (CONT’D) No, no, Captain! I mean to say that I’m here for moral, emotional, and physical support.
HOOK: Oh, of course.
Hook aims towards the aft of the ship. Pause. He lowers the pistol.
SMEE: Is it the loud noise, Captain? I know you have sensitive hearing.
HOOK: (who wasn’t listening to Smee) I’d plug my ears myself, Smee, but last time I did that I ruined my sensitive hearing.
Hook glances down at his pointy hook, which does not make a good earplug.