It's been a long while since I blogged but better late than never. This whole course has had its share of highs and lows. I have to admit I was never into this blogging thing but I need to express what I am feeling at this point. When I started working with my screenwriting mentor Jana it was awesome and exciting! I mean, how awesome is it to work with an 3 time Oscar winning screenwriter, eh? I had an idea that was very dear to me but when Jana had heard it she said why I want to tell this story? I told her...well, I don't quite remember it as I was taken aback by what she had asked. And it made sense! Here I am thinking I had a great idea for a movie and it just sucked. So fast forward to all the researching and some writing the first act and I STILL cannot get anything to work. Jana has been so helpful but at the same time I must have frustrated her. I feel I have tried my best but now my time with her is all done and I'm stuck in limbo with no real story and no first act to my name. I feel so lost now I don't know where to begin or where to start anymore. And at the same time there is so much pressure on me that I think I do not have the time to come up with a story that would actually make sense. I'm not sure what to do at this point. I have learned a lot but there just not seems to be enough time anymore. I'm just going to have to suck it up and write a crappy first draft that people won't like but at this point there is no choice. My time with my screenwriting mentor is over and I stand alone. It's do or die time. Here goes nothing.
Zack Zizzo — Minnesota Film Connection
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