9 Signs You’re Overthinking Your Screenplay
Overthinking your screenplay is another form of procrastination. I’ve done this. I still do this. I’m doing it right now. We all have our methods, our madness. Maybe you’ve been stewing over the same idea for a decade. Maybe you’re convinced that you need to read at least a dozen screenwriting books before you begin. Maybe you started, got stuck, took a break and never returned…
HERE ARE 9 SIGNS YOU’RE OVERTHINKING YOUR SCREENPLAY:
- Are you an aspiring screenwriter, but you haven’t written anything?
- There’s this idea that you’ve been thinking about for a long time, but you just can’t commit to it.
- Think about all the books written on screenwriting methodology, formatting and theory. Maybe you should read everyone one of them before you start! No. Just start.
- You can’t get past the first act of your screenplay without asking someone to read it for validation.
- You’re afraid that you need to wait until you’re “ready.”
- How do you know if your idea is any good? Is this an excuses for not writing?
- You feel like you’re not good enough.
- Outlining gives you a sense of control. Maybe if you keep thinking and putting it off, the idea will get better.
- You started, got scared, and took a break but never came back.
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