This is what I want to do

Judd Apatow’s Family Values

This is what I want to do. I might even go so far as to say it is my dream. I can see it while reading the story. There’s a sense of recognition and excitement, as if I’m watching a photograph develop and I’m surprised to see that it’s a picture of me.

Except I’m not sure which part I want to do. Do I want to be a journalist, writing in-depth profiles and interviews? Do I want to write about celebrities, to follow them around for 18 months and hang out with them at Pure Nightclub and on the set? Do I want to be the focus of such a piece? Do I want to act, or direct? Or perhaps I want to be that person creating quirky television shows and movies? Or the unexpected star, like Seth Rogen? Does it matter that I have never written a script, or a news article, or a short story or novel, or produced or directed a film or show and I have never done stand-up or improv and I haven’t even written jokes? Could that be a problem?

June 1, 2007. Words.

One Comment

  1. Sandy replied:

    Gosh! Where to start? I suspect NOT working at a bank! UCLA has an excellent film school, Middlebury has an excellent writers colony. Phoenix? Personally, I enjoy your writing style and there’s no time like the present to get started on your multifaceted dream. Talk to ya in 2 weeks.

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