I’ve been reading and watching Netflix. There are lots of shows that are based on books. I’ve watched the shows, then read the books. I found that the show was better… and I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. Books have always been better than films. There have been so very few exceptions in my experience, until lately. It makes me wonder if people making films are getting better, or if the people writing books are getting worse.
That is both good and bad for me. If writers are getting worse, that means that maybe I can make some money in the market even if I’m a less than stellar writer. But, if at the same time, films are getting better, that means there will be less readers in the market.
And while I am constantly thinking “How will this LOOK on film?” I’m still paying attention to what I am writing. But, is my writing worse for thinking about the film aspect? Or am I avoiding my writing because of how it will LOOK on film? Am I compromising my work thinking in this way?
I spend a lot of my writing time thinking about these things, when I should just be writing and figuring it out later. I am really finding any excuse not to write at this point, again. I guess that means I’m on the right track. Maybe.