Hey there! I know this feels strange, but yeah, this is a note from you, three years from now. Just thought I’d reach back and give you a little encouragement, and a little push.
You see, I’ve accomplished so many of the goals you set out to achieve that I just wanted to say “thank you.” For what?
–for keeping my dreams alive.
–for working so darned hard
–for maintaining faith that tomorrow could be better than yesterday
–for keeping a loving, optimistic heart no matter what.
That’s what it takes, you know.
And one of those dreams seemed impossible, I know. You wanted to write movies. But you understood what that meant: not “write scripts”. Anybody can do that. You wanted to write MOVIES. To create, to share, to build images that change the world. And oh, yes, you wanted to conquer Hollywood, the apex of the world’s creative flow. There was and is NO other world destination that pulls the greatest talent from every corner of the globe.
And that is not just the tallest mountain, but all those hands seeking to climb it have polished it slicker than glass.
You saw the task ahead, and climbed anyway.
You saw the crushed bodies at the bottom of the slope, and climbed anyway.
You listened to everyone saying “you can’t do it” and climbed anyway.
You saw the awards and money going to others. Sometimes these were people with wonderful skills and talent…and other times it was to people willing to sell out, or those who had connections, or those who were the flavor of the month.
And you never gave up.
Because you saw a way to do something extraordinary. You realized that the game had changed, and that there was a different way up the mountain.
One that would teach you the skills necessary to climb as fast as you were capable, but at the same time actually have the fun and satisfaction of REAL CREATION. That’s right. You were one of the first to see that you could have both. And that if you did, then no one could stop you.
You were like “Rocky.” Remember that terrific first movie, before Stallone discovered Roman numerals? Where he decided he couldn’t beat Apollo Creed? When Adrian asked him what they was going to do, and he said that if he could just be on his feet at the end of fifteen rounds he’d declare victory?
And because of that change, because he defined success as something within his grasp, something determined by HIS actions, not the judgements of others, he ultimately became champion of the world?
Remember that? Wow. What a moment. That was TRUTH. And you saw and felt it.
And because of that, I’m where I am now. And I owe it all to you.
I just wanted to encourage you to trust your instincts. Follow your dreams. To clarify your goal of writing MOVIES, not just “scripts.” Of creating, and having faith that if you do your very best, day after day, learning as you do, that you will raise your skill and ability to the highest level you can. And that you can have FUN along the way, learning at accelerated speed, meaning learning the WHOLE business…
-How to write
-How to FINISH and polish
-What a producer needs to make a movie
-What a director needs and wants
-What actors need and want
-How an audience responds to your work.
You knew that without ALL of these things, you could chase your tail forever, hallucinating that you were making progress instead of actually growing.
Yes. You found the “loophole” in the game. A way to succeed, GUARANTEED, simply by shifting your paradigm a little. And that made all the difference.
You decided to go to WWW.HOLLYWOODLOOPHOLE.COM and take control of your career, your creativity, your learning process, your ability to speak your truth to the world. You did it, and I am so darned proud of you.
I’m nothing without you, really.
Today was the day we planted that seed, wasn’t it? The day we made one of the best decisions we’d ever made? Trust your instincts about that. If you like this future “you”–one who is writing and making films, who has a new supportive community of like-minded people, who is taking our dreams to the next level…just go to www.hollywoodloophole.com and take the next step.
I’m counting on you…
(p.s.–only five more days to be a part of the three-part teleseminar where you’ll have a chance to ask Steven Barnes, Art Holcomb and Tananarive Due ANY QUESTIONS you have about the SCREENWRITING MACHINE or writing in general. I’m SO glad you didn’t miss this opportunity!)