The act is the goal

I’ve been hanging out with a lot of writers. Or, those who want to be writers. As a somewhat-writer myself, I understand. The process takes time, the navigating making it a career, and in this, LA and the film industry, just about everyone has a screenplay. So I’ve been told. No one ever lets me read them.

But, the goal shouldn’t be to sell a screenplay. To sell anything. Yes, that is great ambition, and honestly, it’s going to be the thing that most people will say is their goal.

You know what, though? The goal is writing. Just writing. Or just acting. Or just showing up, doing your best, whether or not it even gets noticed. 

You hope it does. And I hope it does. I hope that for me, and for you, and for everyone trying to do their best out there. Because just doing it, just showing up. That’s the most important thing. Everything else is just icing on the cake.

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