Wow, a month into writing and I’ve already run out of topics.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m a good writer or I’m just good at translating my thoughts onto a screen. I’ve been told my writing has a clear voice. Like you can almost hear me saying the words I write. But if I were to submit my blog to an agent, I can’t imagine the reaction would be stellar. Why does this guy use so many fragmented sentences?
This type of “spoken” writing translates poorly into screenplays. No wonder I can’t get one off the ground. Screenplays consist of two things: descriptions and dialogue. There’s no room for commentary that won’t be seen on screen. I need to improve on writing dialogue that doesn’t sound like me. But that’s hard! Especially since I solely write from my own voice.
It’s getting to a point where I’m overthinking this blog. I had nearly finished a second blog post yesterday, but I canned it because it was too self-referential. Then I write this. A blog about me writing a blog. Wow Josh, you must have a lot going on in your life.
I mean, I’m just writing about things I’m going through. I could write about all the editing and VFX gigs I’m taking on, but I don’t think they’re that interesting. People are paying me to do something I’m good at. It’s nice. I wrote a post about it, which was much better than this one.
I’ve begun interlinking my posts more often. I’ll refer to a previous post and provide a hyperlink with the current one. Apparently, it makes your blog more attractive to Google’s search algorithm, causing people to spend more time on your site. See, I want people to read what I have to say, which makes it frustrating when I have nothing to say. Like today. But I’m committed to writing every day for some vague reason.
For a post where I had nothing to say, I did write a decent amount. 336 words. Not amazing, but it’s something.
Think Josh, think. Maybe I should call it a day and publish this. Move onto the next day. I have too many other things to do. Taxes. Parking ticket. Deadlines. Augh. Adult life is hard.
Okay see, that should’ve been today’s topic: transitioning into adult life. It’s hard. The end.
This is pathetic.