I just got The DV Rebel’s Guide in the mail (review forthcoming). I had to post this tidbit from page xix:
This book will not offer more than the tiniest bit of advice about writing your script. What if I told you your tenth script would be great? Would you still be interested in writing the first nine? Well, your 10th script will be great, now get to work.
This is so true. I spent four years in NYU screenwriting classes watching everyone, including myself, churn through bad writing to find the good stuff.
Which reminds me. I need to finish my next draft of The Farmhouse.