Monday, April 24, 2006

Getting Stuck In...

I'm a huge English football fan, having started watching Manchester United games back in 1992. One term that you'll hear on a broadcast is about how a player will "get stuck in". That is a term that means a player is fully committed to tackling, or contact, or hustling. It's to be admired. One of my fellow UCLA screenwriters gets stuck in. He just held a party for first years and we noted how he has to be the hardest working writer among us. He's already on page 85 of his script, and is probably beginning to work on the next one. I'm on page 12. He's stuck in, fully committed, and getting it done, while I'm really, well I'm bullshitting. I keep rewriting the same lines, over and over, versus getting the script done. So, look at the progress meter for the next week. I'm going to write ten pages per day over the next week. I want to write the script so that I have enough time to do a little bit of rewriting before the end of the quarter. It's time for me to get stuck in.

3 comments:

Frank Z. White said...

I watched Spurs, my team, get stuck into our arch rivals Arsenal on Saturday. We came away with a draw when we should have won the game.

Still on target for that forth Champions League spot though. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Lawrence said...

You've got to admit that Henry's goal was phenomenal.

Frank Z. White said...

Very true. Despite being a Spurs fan, Henry is one of my favorite players.

When I saw him warming up on the touchline, I thought, 'Here we go. After all this hard work we're going to end up losing now.'

I've DVRed Arsenal's Champions League clash today. So I'll be watching that when I get home tonight. Hoping Henry will be on form.