Speaking of Marathons

…producing a movie is kind of like that.

One foot in front of the other. Just keep takin’ the next step. Write your lists. Rewrite your lists. Make the phone calls. Have the conversations. Make the decisions. Massage the budgets. And I’m just one of five producers! We’re trying to do a lot in a short amount of time.

Screenwriting is also like a marathon. Except, it’s like a marathon where you don’t already know the route. You have to discover it as you go. In consultation with other runners. And you might need to backtrack and go down a different street. It’s like a marathon with a constantly changing route.

May we all wear comfortable, er, gloves?

Moving confidently forward, one grunting, sweaty, shuffling step at a time…

*** This photo is from the Pasadena Sprint Triathlon that I raced in 2009.


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