Not just scripts, this happens with all you write. I’m sick of it. That’s the ultimate exercise of keeping motivation and confidence. Most people give up because they haven’t written a masterpiece in a week’s time. Well, a lot of best works are made in years, if you keep switching all the time, you’re never going to finish anything, forget writing and go study law or medicine. Or business.
Dead on. I typically don’t start writing a script until I think I’ve got a decent
arch and I don’t post a script until it’s complete. It has happened a couple
times though where I’ll have my story completely broken down and I’ll start
writing it in script form only to find it doesn’t really work. I tend to let those
sit for awhile until I can come back to it with a fresh mind.
This section is full of “my new idea, what do you think?” topics where you find the very beginning of a script which NEVER gets finished and sinks to the bottom of the archive. Lost cases. I never show unfinished works to anyone, it makes the urge to finish even bigger and assures you that if you don’t manage, you can always delete them and nobody thinks of you as the loser who could never write anything longer than three pages.
Yeah I hate it when people post Loglines for scripts before they’ve even got
two pages written.