This would be that "career" thing I've heard so much about...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Fifty Crappy Ideas

Last week I scored another 2 points in a game. (Did I already mention that I'm also playing basketball this fall?)

I realized I haven't been blogging on this blog for a long time. It's been an intense 6 months.

Right now I'm trying to generate a list of new screenplay ideas. So far this week I've come up with 50 crappy ideas. I'm trying to do 25 ideas a day (I started on Thursday and had to skip Friday). I can generally get through 16 or 17 quickly, but that last handful gets tougher and tougher. The idea here is that if you just focus on generating LOTS of ideas, eventually, sort of in spite of yourself, you'll hit upon a really good idea. I will let you know if that happens. As I said, right now I've got a plethora of crappy ideas.

I've always hated brainstorming. DA is amazing at this. I'm trying to get better. So. How many crappy ideas do I need to generate to get to the center of a good idea? Stay tuned.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Keanu Reeves

So today I saw Keanu Reeves. I was coming out of a meeting and he was going into the building, it was just the two of us in this pretty corridor between buildings. I looked up and thought to myself, "huh, that guy looks a lot like... !!!"

I just smiled and said "Hey." He smiled and said "Hey." And we passed. Eye contact, people. I've run into a lot of "stars" in LA, but he's sort of my first A-Lister. Is he still an A-Lister?