I made excuse after excuse but she kept saying this. "Why don't you follow your dream? To write scripts and make a living from it?" Then, and I don't know why because this whole scenario had happened before but not affected me like this, it suddenly hit me.
She was right. I have to do what I want to do. Because if not now, when I have no husband, no kids and no pets, then when? There is nothing stopping me at the moment that I can't overcome.
So I wrote a game plan for how I was going to do this. How I'm going to move to L.A. and somehow get a visa and write scripts. And hopefully sell them in the Land of Movies and make enough to live on.
I'll post extensively on this over the next six months for the benefit of anyone hoping to do the same. Maybe we can compare notes.
Or maybe you have moved to L.A. to follow your screenwriting dream, in which case I'd like to hear your thoughts too. For now, my goals are:
Write a new script I have an idea for.
Rewrite three existing scripts to make them saleable.
Try and get U.S. producers interested in them.
Sell my house. Or strictly speaking, my half of the house...
Sell my car and most of my possessions.
Save some money for the 3 months in L.A. when I can't work.
This is a journey and one I can't wait to start on...