Surprisingly, I have survived week two, and not felt out of my depth.
Discussing the Auteur Theory and the role within of the screenwriter, reveals the complexity of the industry. There are times when being a writer is just not enough, and when you feel impassioned to be further involved with YOUR own creation or perhaps are part of a collaborative it can actually still work.
When I write, I use mainly first-hand experiences, my written accounts are my view points and my interpretation of what took place. To then give this over and to have multiple additional perceptions added might distort my original idea.
Originally I had believed it would be exciting to hand my baby over, but like a single parent giving over custody I will be watching, the more I write the more protective I find myself, and my baby is not being handed over without my beady eye watching over them making sure they don’t get dropped, underfed, and clothed properly. The absent parent will be stalked at their every move until I am 100% guaranteed that my baby will be looked after. And then, like a teenager, I hope my writing can stand up for its self, and I can relax (or at least grit my teeth until I actually get used to the idea) and let others enjoy and play with it. All I ask future produces and directors is… please be patient with me.